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Refugee Stories for Change

Refugee Stories for Change is our flagship community engagement program that connects trained refugee speakers with people around Australia.

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About the program

Refugee Stories for Change is our flagship community engagement program that connects trained refugee speakers with people around Australia.

We refer to our speakers as Refugee Ambassadors of Australia because of the experience they bring to this program and the breadth of their engagement as speakers, leaders within their communities, media commentators and professionals.

Through powerful storytelling in schools, businesses, communities, and government agencies, our Refugee Ambassadors are reshaping the national dialogue on refugees, one impactful story at a time.

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People with refugee backgrounds are not just victims; they are powerful initiators of change.

Abang Anade Othow — Refugee Ambassador of Australia

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I learned that refugees aren’t just faceless masses like the media portrays them, they are individuals and have stories.

Refugee Ambassadors

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Tell your story

We believe each and every refugee story has value and purpose, and we’d love to help you tell yours. Each Refugee Ambassador undergoes an intensive two-day training program run by RCOA, and focuses on public speaking, confidence building, storytelling, and message development for target audiences.

Refugee Stories for Change

We are the national body representing over 200 organisations & thousands of individuals who work with and for refugees & people seeking asylum.