University shows value of refugees in emotional recruitment video


A University has released an emotional recruitment video that shows the value of giving refugees a chance to succeed in their careers.

Western Sydney University's depiction of alumni Deng Thiak Adut explains the struggles he faced growing up in a village in South Sudan, Africa. 

The inspirational video, shows the harrowing story of when Adut was snatched from his mother at a young age and forced to train as a soldier. Having already suffered separation, he was then smuggled from the country in the back of a truck to Australia, where he later began his studies.

After teaching himself English, he graduated with a law degree from Western Sydney University. Adut is now a Defence Lawyer in Bankstown and is determined to help Sudanese refugees with the legal advice and support they require.

The shocking imagery in the video is powerful and points to the value of refugees and how giving them a chance can result in their eventual success. This comes as the UK currently debates the taking-in of Syrian refugees. David Cameron has said the UK will accept up to 20,000 people from camps surrounding Syria over the next five years, with priority given to vulnerable children. While Germany has said they could take 500,000 people every year.

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