Empowering The Youth Through Education

Our Team

Akademos Society is governed by a board comprising of highly motivated individuals, mostly tertiary students who are all recent migrants to Australia. We are pursuing higher education goals and careers in our adopted country with a firm resolve to collectively support the community by focusing on improving youth’s education outcome.

The Board consists of seven executive directors who all volunteer to ensure effective operation of the organisation. Board also works with our affiliate organisations and individuals who provide invaluable assistance in ensuring the successful delivery of our flagship programs.

At Akademos, we seek to foster partnerships and collaboration with like-minded organisations and people the world over in order in the pursuit of our objectives.

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Akademos Board

Hadi Hazara
Executive Director

An Engineering and Economics student, Hadi also works as a graduate engineer at Baw Baw Shire Council. Hadi is our Multimedia and Content Editor. Because he is an engineer, his assistance is sought in other areas as well hence we call him Akademos’ jack of all trades.

Arif Hazara
Secretary and Treasurer

Arif is an Assistant Accountant by profession. Concurrently, he is battling with his tertiary studies, completing a Professional Accountancy degree. He is responsible for managing Akademos’ books, including preparing financial reports. Have queries? contact him as he is also the Liaison person.

Homa Forotan
Executive Director

Dr. Homa Forotan has studied science at the University of Queensland majoring in Biomedical and Neuroscience, followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Griffith University. She now works as a medical registrar at Mater Hospital aiming to specialise in cardiology. Homa contributes in governance and policy work of Akadmeos.

Hadi Zaher
Executive Director

A paralegal by profession and a writer by instinct, Hadi Zaher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics and is currently pursuing his JD (Law). At Akademos, Hadi is our Campaign and Communications Officer.

Wais Yaqubi
Executive Director

Wais is doing his Masters in Teaching at The University of Melbourne and also occasionally teaches at schools. He single-handedly oversees the design and marketing work of Akademos.

Shukufa Tahiri
Executive Director

Shukufa is a policy officer at the Refugee Council of Australia. She is currently completing her law degree and was named one of the fifteen Australian woman championing human rights by Amnesty International Australia in 2017. At Akademos, Shukufa oversees our new project, Kids Off The Streets and contributes in administration and policy work.

Haider Changezi
Executive Director

Haider has worked in the Marketing team at Reckitt Benckiser. He is currently pursuing Master of Accounting and Finance at University of Melbourne. At Akademos, Haider shares responsibility for writing content for our publications with Hadi Zaher.