New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life
NEWS: Fleeing war, dreaming of a new life in New Zealand
Margaret John is a boardmember of the ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Margaret John fled South Sudan in 1999 when violence from the Second Sudanese Civil War reached her town, Torit. She hid for almost a month in the jungle with her children before later coming to New Zealand as a refugee. She tells us the amazing story of her family’s survival and how she confronts racism in her new country.
Our Board is governed by people from refugee backgrounds who represent the interests of former refugees generally rather then their communities specifically. We also have 20% representation from other communities.