Moving states with his two little sisters after losing his mother has been really challenging for Maliki. He has been settling into a new community, new home and finding new friends in a new school – Kyneton Secondary College. Maliki is studying Physics, Chemistry, Specialist Maths, Maths Methods and Studio Arts, he enjoys drawing fantasy maps, video games and reading.
He is most passionate about his family because “through big and small, rough and soft, they’ve been there for me” and he is inspired by his uncle “because even though he took on three extra kids, he still finds a way to put food on the table”. Through VCE Maliki wants to find new friends and achieve greatness beyond his ability.