Our work Humanitarian Entrant Education Award Recipients 2016

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The Alcorso Foundation’s annual awards are presented to humanitarian entrant students undertaking study in State Colleges across Tasmania. It recognises and rewards the hard work students have committed to their education and community participation.

The award not only offers financial assistance to ensure maximum education benefit, it provides opportunity and confidence for each student to encourage them to strive for and reach personal and career goals that may otherwise be unattainable.

2016

Miss Asiyeh Heidari
Newstead College, Launceston
Asiyeh was born in Kundoz, Afghanistan and is one of six children. She has four sisters and one brother. Asiyeh's family lived in Iran for two years prior to coming to Tasmania in 2014. Asiyeh attended Prospect High School before choosing to study at Newstead College in order to gain entry in to the University of Tasmania. She will use her award to improve her English comprehension and study skills.

Mr Moharam Moradi
Newstead College, Launceston
Moharam was born in Kundoz, Afghanistan and is one of five children. He has two sisters and two brothers. Moharam's family lived in Iran for several years before arriving in Tasmania in 2013. Moharam attended Prospect High School before choosing to study at Newstead College in order to gain entry in to the University of Tasmania where he would like to study Architecture. He will use his award to undertake extra tuition to improve his English comprehension and to purchase a laptop to assist him with his home studies and research.

Ms Fariba Heidari
Launceston College, Launceston

Fariba was born in a Afghanistan in 1998. Eighteen months later her family moved to Iran living there for fourteen years before arriving in Tasmania in 2014. Fariba studied at Riverside High School before joining Launceston College. Fariba will use her award to assist her access extra studies in English comprehension and go on to TAFE. Her long term goal is to gain entry into University to study Medicine.

Mr Prem Subedi
Launceston College, Launceston
Prem is the eldest of four children. He and his family moved to Australia from a Bhutanese Refugee camp in 2010 when Prem was 12 years old. He attended Mowbray Primary School and Brooks High School before entering Launceston College. Prem is very keen to use his award to assist him achieve the necessary entry levels to attend University where he would like to study medicine.

Ms Saima Ramzan Ali
Hobart College, Hobart
Saima was born in Pakistan but her homeland is Afghanistan from where her family fled.  Saima moved to Australia in May 2015 with her family.  The eldest of five, Saima attends Hobart College and is working hard to achieve the necessary results to attend further education at either University or TAFE.

Mr Om Prakash Karki
Hobart College, Hobart
Om was born in Nepal seventeen years ago.  His family, originally from Bhutan lived in a refugee camp for twenty two years.  Om and his family moved to Tasmania is March 2013 and are very active members of the Tasmanian Nepali community. One of four children Om attends Hobart college where he is studying hard to achieve necessary results to be able to follow his goal to study medicine at the University of Tasmania.

Mr Homayoun Koushestani
Rosny College, Hobart
Homayoun was born in Iran but his family is originally from Afghanistan. Homayoun commenced his schooling in Iran and since his move to Tasmania in 2015 attended Rosny College. His dream is to continue his studies and one day attend University to become either a nurse or teacher. 

Mr Tulu Ziyad
Claremont College, Hobart
Tulu was born in a small town in Ethiopia in 1998. He has three brothers and two sisters. Tulu's family arrived in Tasmania as refugees in April 2015. Tulu works extremely hard at his college studies as his long term dream is to study medicine and become a doctor.