Khatereh Nazari, a 21-year-old refugee, spent most of her youth in Australian-run offshore detention in Nauru. She was 10-years-old when she fled Iran, along with her single mother and older sister. Despite the significant gaps and disruptions caused by her time in immigration detention centres, Khatereh was able to successfully complete her HSC in 2020 after being evacuated to Australia in 2018. A news story about Khatereh’s experience can be read here.
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