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Jubran Eesee

Jubran speaks about the following topics

People with a lived experience of disability hold unique insights and expertise that can are invaluable in support and mentoring peers to navigate the NDIS and achieve life goals.

Settlement in a new country brings opportunities and challenges. There is a wide variety of ways to find the support to address the challenges and access opportunities.

Jubran Eesee

Jubran is a disability peer mentor and peer facilitator from an Assyrian background. He is passionate about helping people from Arabic speaking and refugee backgrounds connect to services that will make their transition to Australia as smooth as possible.

As a lived experience educator, he hopes that by sharing his lived experience, he can be a catalyst for change within the community.

Background

Jubran lives with physical disability as a result of a car crash in 1993. He came to Australia from Iraq as a refugee with his wife and two children in 2015 and was assisted by SSI Settlement Support and Ability Links from the beginning of his settlement journey. He has achieved a great deal in a short time and believes the goals he set for study, employment and becoming involved in a sport made the transition to settling in a new country easier and helped shape the person he is today.

Jubran has achieved Community College certificate qualifications computer skills, community services, business administration and individual support work. He was part of the NSW Parra table tennis championship team in 2017, and in the same year he was appointed Ability Links Ambassador. He is currently casually employed as a support coordinator assisting clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with navigating and implementing the NDIS.

As a manual wheel chair user, one of Jubran’s biggest achievements was learning to drive and getting his driver’s license, and he has a goal to have his own car. He is well respected by his peers for his achievements, determination, and positive attitude.

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