Muhammad Majid is an Afghan refugee living in Australia. He belongs to the Hazara ethnic minority of Afghanistan. While living as a refugee in his previous country of asylum – Pakistan, he was offered scholarship by the UNHCR under the DAFI scholarship program to study Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication engineering. Despite experiencing hard moments of a refugee life, he has been very keen at getting higher education and was further offered scholarship by Curtin University under the Curtin Humanitarian Fund Scholarship program to study Master of Information Systems and Technology. He graduated in the year 2016 with distinctions in all units of the course. Muhammad is currently working as an IT project manager in Western Australia and is keen on continuing his research in the E-invoicing technology – “A sustainability-focused solution for the Australian retail industry”.
He has embraced Australia as a new home and is determined to give back to the community where possible. He has volunteered with a non-for-profit organization to assist refugees and asylum seekers in the community through his education.