John

Licensed Real Estate Agent

Where you come from?
Afghanistan

How long have you been here in Victoria?
Since 2000

What are some of your achievements?
John is former Hazara refugee from Afghanistan, who has been living in Australia for the past 17 years, and he was granted citizenship in 2007. John has a background in business, real estate, finance, community development and politics. He was a candidate for Victorian Parliament 2014, now he studies a Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Swinburne University. He has started many small businesses, such as real estate agency, he was mentor, Motor vehicle Instructor, workplace trainer and assessor, Entrepreneur just founded a new business venture.

He has been awarded community volunteering awards twice by City of Greater Dandenong, Leadership Victoria, Friends of Refugees and recently by Victoria Police for Outstanding contribution to society, and many more awards for his human-rights work. He will share his life story growing up in war torn Afghanistan and his journey to Australia as a refugee.

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