Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass is reminded every time she walks into her Melbourne offices of her recommendation three years ago to allow prisoners to sell their artwork for profit. She is surrounded by the art of inmates. "I chose that one. I knew it would look really good here. It's such a vibrant work of art. You think about these were done in prison. It is remarkable," she said.
Ayan Macuach wants to be the first in her family to go to university, but she's had to fight hard to get an opportunity. Unlike many Year 12 students who got their ATAR scores on Friday, the Sudanese refugee who arrived in Australia in 2004 said she was asked by her school not to do the tertiary entrance exams. "In Year 10 my coordinator asked me 'What are your goals?' I said I want to go to university," 18-year-old Ayan said.
Ayan Macuach wants to be the first in her family to go to university and she's had to fight hard to get there. Unlike many year 12 students who got their ATAR scores on Friday, the Sudanese refugee said she was asked by her school not to do the tertiary entrance exams. "In Year 10 my co-coordinator asked me 'what are your goals?' I said I want to go to university," Ayan said. "She told me VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) was perfect for me. Do VCAL."
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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