MAPgroup’s Beyond Borders project is featured in the current edition of The Big Issue magazine. An excerpt from the article:
“Good afternoon, Isaac. How are you?”
“I’m great, yourself?”
The voice at the other end of the phone is young, assured and undeniably Australian. And, I have to admit it, I’m a little surprised. Isaac Mach, the young man who features on our cover, only reached these shores in 2011 – arriving with his mum, two brothers and a sister from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya – having fled South Sudan. The 17-year-old Year 12 student, whose favourite subject is Health and Physical Education, now plays Division Two AFL for the University Cougars in his adoptive hometown of Toowoomba. Last year he also played in the AFL Queensland All Nations Multicultural Team….”
Read the rest in the latest edition, available from vendors or online http://www.thebigissue.org.au.
Congratulations to Juanita Wilson, who took the cover portrait.