Refugee graduate makes us proud
WHAT a champion Adija Issa is (“From refugee to HSC, Adija earns spot with college elite”, The Standard, February 10). What a story of guts, sacrifice and commitment.
Congratulations for graduating from Year 12 Bidwill campus. Being a refugee would have been hard enough but learning English, being homeless for a year and travelling all the way from Fairfield – you are indeed a hero and a true role model.
Adija is a wonderful example of the lifesaving, life-changing need to support refugees and bring them here to Australia, a country of freedom and priceless opportunity.
DAVE VINCENT, Bidwill
WE HEAR so much bad stuff about the youngsters today it is wonderful to hear a good story.
Wishing them all the very best in
their futures, whatever they choose to follow. CHRIS MATTHEWS, on Facebook