We are a group of people passionate about the importance of human connection and social integration. We wanted to welcome people who have been through the hardships of refugee experiences and combat the social isolation a person may feel when arriving to a new country. OneStep, a non for profit organisation, was born at a Techfugees Hackathon in 2016 as a platform to build mutual understanding and empathy between locals and newly arrived refugees.
Our Board Members are:
President - Abigail Thomas
Vice President - Sandra Carvajal
Treasurer - Bruce Coble
Secretary - Dema Chaikhouni
Program Manager - Anna Hohenboken
Board Member - Mel Elek
Board Member - Tim Prosser
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and walk. We acknowledge their Elders, past, present and future, and their enduring connection to Country. We acknowledge that the Traditional Owners of this land have been welcoming newcomers for thousands of years.
This was the first time I felt like I was treated simply as a human being rather than being defined as a "refugee." - anonymous participant with refugee experience .