Celebrating Refugee Week: Ku Htee’s Story
“Australia opens so many doors and opportunities to challenge us if we accept in our minds, that the impossible becomes possible if we take part and be involved.”
I was born and grew up in a Thailand Refugee camp. Refugee camp is very hard, and a struggle to do anything or get anywhere. As a child I didn’t have anything to worry about but once I grew up I had a lot to think about like how will I live my life in the next 10 years.
The education system quality is very low, the health care system is very poor and the food is a struggle for life too. Watching my parents work seven days a week to raise us is not easy. During the weekend we helped out in the garden to grow fruit and vegetables for our family.
Part of me, experience and knowledge is really important and I want to work with diverse people and one day give it back. Australia opens so many doors and opportunities to challenge us, if we accept our minds that the impossible becomes possible if we take part and be involved.
After I completed year 12 in 2019 I went straight into work which I loved but I will never forget about the further education to achieve my goal because I know that if I can’t get into the course whatever I want to study I will still have an opportunity and find different paths to take.
I am so thankful for what I have accomplished and achieved in short periods of time and thank you Youthrive Victoria for letting me be part of your one big family.