Hope grows in Amar’s garden

Refugee *Amar spent many years in detention on Nauru after fleeing war torn Sudan. He was released in late 2020 and found that the confinement of the COVID-19 restrictions triggered feelings of anxiety. One morning, after praying, Amar decided to bring some joy back into his life with something he loved as a boy: flowers. Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group donated materials, Amar used his own money to buy seedlings and fertile land, and Life Without Barriers provided Amar with food so he was able to invest in his dream. Amar said this change to his routine saved his life by helping him keep his mind busy.  

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the people we help.

(Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash.)