Sahra’s firsthand story of poverty

Sahra Mohamed took part in the Roadtrip to End Poverty. Picture: Matthew Poon d398613
Sahra Mohamed took part in the Roadtrip to End Poverty. Picture: Matthew Poon d398613

The 19-year-old Curtin Uni student recently took part in the Oaktree Foundation Roadtrip to End Poverty, travelling to Canberra with 1000 other young people to meet politicians and discuss how to end poverty.

For Sahra, the trip was a revelation, opening her eyes to the compassion of Australians and a chance to share her story experiencing extreme poverty first hand.

‘Going on that road trip made me realize how passionate I am about helping and assisting the world’s poor,’ she said.

‘I’d never been to Canberra and thought I’d have the chance to talk to a member of parliament.

‘Now I know I can talk to any MP about what’s on my mind ” it felt like we were making an impact.’

Sahra hopes to go on to do social work with refugees. She was inspired by the work of her mother with the Save the Children foundation.

‘If you want to help end poverty go for it ” something you consider so little will make an enormous impact on someone’s life,’ she said.