The Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised the people and organisations that represent the very best of humanity making important contributions to human rights, the Commission has selected the 10 finalists obtaining the 2020 Human Rights Heroes Awards.
Africause congratulates our Board Member, Yasseen Musa for being awarded as a Human Rights Hero Finalist. Yassen is an Eritrean community leader who always has a smile ready, footy coach, and helps running our Flemington homework club.
Yassen has been awarded because of his important participation at the ‘hard lockdown’ in the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers. He was one of the first community leaders helping residents and translating information for those who needed. Yasseen advocated for them to receive culturally appropriate services and meals. He made a huge difference to many residents in the towers during a very stressful time. In addition, he has helped young members of the community to gain life-skill and mentoring through the AFL and the Homework Club, having a great impact in many lives.
Congratulations Yasseen Musa, we feel fortunate to have people like you inspiring our communities.
Read the article from the Australian Human Right Commission HERE