Alumna Wins Prestigious Rotary Award

Our Skyline alumna, Hiba Abd El Hamid (above), has been awarded a 2020 Rotary International Young Achiever Award.

Hiba and her family arrived in Australia in 2003 after fleeing the civil war in Sudan. Growing up in Australia, her earliest memories were of overwhelming poverty and struggle. After participating in the Skyline VCE Program, she completed her Bachelor of International studies in International politics from Deakin University with a scholarship in 2015. In 2018, she completed her Master of International Development from RMIT.

She is also a graduate of the Leadership Victoria African Leadership Program. As one of 10 UNICEF Australia Young Ambassadors Hiba authored the ‘Things that Matter’ report, and most recently as an intern for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Hiba authored a report on protection in the humanitarian sector in Sudan.

Hiba has been extensively involved in the community development sector in Melbourne in recognition of the unique and complex issues that the African community faces.

She co-founded AfriCare a youth-led, non for profit organisation that aims to address mental health issues through education and empowerment. In 2017, she was nominated for Australian of the Year and was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for her work in community development.

We are incredibly proud of Hiba’s contribution to the community and grateful for her ongoing contribution to Skyline. Congratulations from your whole Skyline community, Hiba!

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