Onel came to Australia in December 2016 after escaping the Syrian war in search of a better future. His family spent 18 very difficult months in Lebanon while in transit.
This never stopped Onel from achieving his goals – he is ambitious and is hard-working. He has taught himself English, now speaking three languages altogether, and has aspirations to manage a business like his father who was a respected bank manager in Syria. Onel recently completed Year 12 at Craigieburn Secondary College.