Heart of gold
Bachelor of Human Services
Griffith Bachelor of Human Services graduate Sanesie Dukuly is the founder and past president of the Griffith University Refugee Students Association (GURSA).
He spent 14 years in and out of a refugee camp in Guinea after leaving Liberia and before moving to Australia.
In 2011, he began a Bachelor of Human Services at Griffith’s Logan campus and was a mentee in the Uni-Key program.
Before long, he became a mentor to new students and has won several leadership and academic excellence awards.
Sanesie has inspired hundreds of young people in the Logan and Brisbane areas and is living proof you can achieve amazing goals if you set your mind to it.
Mr Dukuly says he is very passionate about community engagement and working to support migrants and refugees from any nation, especially those from culturally or linguistically diverse countries.
"Coming from a difficult background myself, where it would not have been possible to have a secure future, I am extremely grateful to Griffith," he says.
"Achieving my degree has really changed the whole trajectory of my life.
"I now feel confident to be able to go out into the community to support people in need and make a difference in people’s lives."