Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In great obstacles lie great opportunities

Khao Do film director, screenwriter and teacher who works with disadvantaged youth - here's someone with an amazing story having left Vietnam as a refugee, then resettling in Australia and growing up with the difficulties of growing up as an immigrant in Australia. One of the things his parents had taught him growing up was to focus and what he had, what opportunities existed, what was available - not what he wasn't able to have. His story of success, and of his family, stress the importance of resilience and the need to get up after being knocked down again and again. Through telling stories of drug addicts, refugees and disadvantaged he has helped radically changed lives around. From his talk we're encouraged to think big, by looking for ways to help provide a voice by working with those whose voice often falls unheard or ignored.

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