Fablice is working at Multicultural Arts Victoria in the area of youth and cultural development. Fablice was the 2014 recipient of the Inaugural Arts and Cultural Development Scholarship for Refugee Youth at Multicultural Arts Victoria, made possible through the bequest from the Estate of Beverley Shelton and her late husband, Martin Schönthal. He is a former child soldier from Burundi who has been calling Australia home since 2007. He came to Australia with his sister and his two nephews who were very keen to start school when they arrived. Fablice has now completed VCE (Year 12) at Westall Secondary College and currently studying part time International Business at RMIT University where he plans to complete his degree.
Fablice has faced a difficult life experiences such as becoming an orphan at age 8 and then being forced to become a child soldier on the age of 11. Fablice has always wished to become a musician to educate people about the harsh realities of third world life and to encourage young people to understand that they’re the future and leaders of tomorrow. Fablice is part of hip hop duo The Flybz with his nephew G Storm. They have just released their debut single with the great Paul Kelly which has started to get national airplay on JJJ.
The Flybz are definitely hot property, doing workshops at schools including Xavier College, Ivanhoe Grammar, Whitefriars College, Riverview College Sydney (where Tony Abbot went to school), St Ignatius Adelaide, Rosebud College, Torquay College and more. Fablice was nominated for a National Youth Award and attend the official ceremony for the event in Adelaide in 2013.
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Daniel Ednie-Lockett is the founder of Language Connection, a not for profit which runs language exchanges and conferences for native speakers and learners of English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Daniel speaks fluent Japanese and Mandarin and has worked as a TV presenter in Mandarin in China for the last two years.
I began my career as a reporter on ABC Radio in Newcastle in 1994 before moving to SBS after winning a national scholarship. In 2001, I was approached to join the Nine Network as a reporter on National Nine News where I covered breaking news events such as the Waterfall train disaster and the historic Sydney Gang rape trial. I played a key role in the 2004 Athens Olympics coverage, where I reported for several news and current affairs programs from the Greek capital and across Europe. Upon my return I was appointed host of the Late News program Nightline. In addition to that role, I presented a weekly news segment on the Network's flagship current affairs program Sunday, alongside host Jana Wendt.
"I was born to play in Grand Finals," says Robert DiPierdomenico, somewhat humbly.
As the child of post-war immigrants, I grew up with two languages - German at home and English at school. As a German teacher and later involved in education policy development, I was always promoting the language learning to parents, teachers, principals and the community. When I was elected to Parliament, I thought I wouldn't use my German anymore but I was wrong. I could only connect with some people and groups in my community because I spoke German. They opened their doors to me and we could communicate in a common language; something no politician had done for them before.