Before the onset of war, Mr Sediqi was a teacher specialising in the English language and Pashto literature at a high school in Afghanistan. Forced to search for other employment due to the conflict, he joined his father’s business in selling medical supplies and medicines to local chemists and doctors.
Becoming an interpreter with the Coalition forces in Afghanistan is what prompted Mr Sediqi to come to Australia, in the face of constant life threatening warnings. Applying for a humanitarian visa, he resettled in South Australia in 2016 with his family. His work experience at the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) included receiving training in governance as an Ethnic Leader. “I appreciate the mentoring I have received,” he said. He is currently studying a foundation course at the University of South Australia (UniSA) and his dream is to become a pharmacist.