When presented with this Reporting Refugees assessment earlier this semester I was forced to assess my ideology on refugees and their treatment in Australia. What I soon discovered was that I was not as educated on the subject as I thought I was and that I was really quite ignorant of their plight. All that was about to change.
I always knew this assessment was going to be difficult, but I now know how far I can push myself and what I am actually capable of. First however, allow me to take you through the process that led me to this discovery.
Once pairing up with Brock and searching for refugee talent online, we contacted the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Service (MARSS). The man on the other end, in great excitement and anticipation to help us bring this project to fruition, put us in touch with a Sudanese artist, Ajaang, who agreed to be part of our assessment. Ajaang moved to Australia four years ago after fleeing Sudan via a Kenyan refugee camp. Instantly, I thought “what perfect talent”.