Hiba and her family fled the war in Sudan, seeking refuge in Australia in 2003. Receiving the Skyline scholarship meant a world of opportunity for Hiba. She never thought she could follow her dreams and career path before being accepted into the Program.
Hiba has pursued a career in International Relations, graduating with a Master’s degree in International Development focusing on Gender and Management from RMIT University.
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. As one of 10 UNICEF Australia Young Ambassadors, Hiba authored the ‘Things that Matter' report. Additionally, as an intern for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), she most recently authored a report on protection in the humanitarian sector in Sudan.
“Having the bursary meant that I could have the things I normally couldn’t have. I wouldn’t be the person I wanted to be today, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today if it wasn’t for Skyline.”