"I was born in Afghanistan and I migrated to Australia in 1998, two years after the Taliban came to Afghanistan. My family and I first had to move to Pakistan in search of a better place to live after experiencing years of war.
Australia impressed me for its peace and multicultural society, I was very excited to be faced with these different circumstances. It is also a place of many opportunities! I was able to finish my education here: I completed a double degree in Computer Networking and Information Systems, and in 2017 I completed my Master’s in Business in Melbourne.
I will always have a strong link with Afghanistan, it’s the country where I was born and that will always keep me connected. Sadly, some of my relatives and friends are still back there living in the middle of a war has been going on there for years. I feel that all we can do is say prayers and hope for a better Afghanistan, so that it becomes a peaceful country and we can visit, live and work there. At least I’d like to be able to take my family for holidays but at the moment the situation is dangerous. I really miss my country but I am grateful to call Australia my home; I’ve spent half of my life here.
When I came here I didn’t know a word of English, so I started from scratch. Today I have higher education degrees and own a successful business in Australia. I enjoy contributing to this country in the business field; I import goods from Turkey, Afghanistan and China, and through my business I pay tax and provide employment for people. I am also starting to export Australian products to other countries. I am a hard working person and will continue to expand my business in many ways."