Saturday night multicultural showcase fundraiser to support former refugee Guor Michar’s charity

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
A multicultural showcase will be held to support Guor Michar’s efforts for South Sudan.
Camera IconA multicultural showcase will be held to support Guor Michar’s efforts for South Sudan. Credit: Adam Poulsen/Geraldton Guardian

Get on down to the Multicultural Showcase fundraiser this Saturday night for an evening of singing and dancing from around the world, all for a good cause.

Money raised on the night will go towards supporting Guor Michar to build and maintain a health centre and a school in his home village of Akot in South Sudan.

Former South Sudanese refugees Mr Michar and his wife Abok Dau started the Athiolget Women’s and Children’s Health Association in 2015.

Mr Michar spent his early years fighting as a child soldier, living in a refugee camp in Ethiopia and then in Kenya, undertaking military training and eventually completing his primary and secondary education.

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After many years spent in poverty, fear and hunger, Mr Michar was granted resettlement status and arrived in Adelaide in 2003.

He attended a language school then began a pharmacy degree at Flinders University and graduated in 2008.

Mr Michar had met his future wife Mrs Dau in the refugee camp and her family were eventually granted refugee status in Perth.

After they were reunited, Mr Michar and Mrs Dau married and moved to Geraldton with their children.

Mr Michar began working at the pharmacy in Stirling Central, then moved to the pharmacy in Wandina.

The multicultural showcase at the Catholic Centre in Maitland Street will feature dancing groups from the Philippines, Indonesia, China, India, Africa and Iran.

Singers will also entertain the audience from 6pm onwards with contemporary songs and traditional Aussie favourites.

Tickets are available from the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre in the piazza near St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

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