Sustainable Living Tasmania is proud to host Kamara's Heart Foundation at the BIG Weekend of Sustainable Living Ideas.
Co-founder of Kamara's Heart, John Kamara also just happens for be the 2023 Tasmanian of Year. John is a Humanitarian and is also the co-founder, Culturally Diverse Alliance of Tasmania and African Communities of Tasmania
John Kamara escaped war-torn Sierra Leone 19 years ago and started a new life in Tasmania in 2004. Now 38, he does all he can to assist migrants, refugees and people from culturally diverse communities. His own experiences and work in child protection mean he understands the challenges new arrivals and marginalised groups face.
Sitting on multiple boards and involved in many community groups, John highlights systemic disadvantages for migrants such as racism, labour exploitation and recognition of overseas qualifications. He also assists with migrants' resumes and their search for jobs and housing.
John co-founded the Culturally Diverse Alliance of Tasmania to support education and promote social cohesion, as well as the first ever African Communities Council of Tasmania. It strives to cement relationships among African Australians and the wider community.
He and his beautiful wife, Mavis, are also founder's of Kamara's Heart Foundation, a charity to assist children in Sierra Leone. Come along to the The Botanical over the weekend of March 25 and 26 and sample their authentic African Indian infusions food, listen to their music, experience their dancing and take home one of their African arts and crafts.
All proceeds will be used by Kamara's Heart to help children in Sierra Leone.
- March 25, 2023 at 10:00am – March 27, 2023
- The Botanical 2A Eddington Street Bridgewater