MEMU CONTEH

Born in Sierra Leonne, from the Mende tribe, Memu Conteh came to Australia as a refugee in 2000. ‘Our country was going through civil war…It’s the smallest things like having clean drinking water or watching the sunset....knowing you're ok and content with life. Not many can really say that.'

 ' I was born in Sierra Leone, from the Mende tribe. I came to Australia as a Refugee in 2000 with some of my family members.'
 
'It was a blessing that my family was chosen out of the few families to come to a place like Australia and I'm forever grateful to the sitting parliament in Australia at the time, for taking that decision, to bring refugee immigrants into the country. Our country was going through a civil war.'
'I graduated in a journalism course at Macleay College in Surry Hills; interned at Channel 9 for A Current Affair for 6 months, then 4 months interning at Triple J.'
'I've always thought, you have to work hard for everything you get and everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves in what ever career they decide to get into.  At the same time be conscious that not everyone is as lucky and should be appreciative of their riches. It's the smallest things like having clean drinking water or watching the sunset at a beach knowing that you're okay and content with life....
....not many can really say that.'

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