Yarra Foundation
SAHEL JAFARI
Founder, Former Committee Member

I have master of mechanical engineering from the University of Tehran. I am currently working as a mechanical design engineer in a manufacturing company in Melbourne. I think deprived of an education, many children work every day to help their family survive – they are trapped in a life of child labor. This is a tragic existence – one that no child deserves. I think nowadays in our modern world although getting an education is a human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it’s a right that 69 million children are missing out on: the right of education, which I had before and so I feel is now my responsibility to give to other children who are deprived of an education.