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Meet the Melbourne mum who tries to set wayward youths on the straight path

Melbourne mum Selba Source: SBS/Bertrand

Theres this remarkable lady in Melbourne. Everyone calls her Selba. She is originally from Malawi. After Selba's daughter had gone off the rails as a consequence of not adjusting to their new life in Australia, Selba with determination dealt with the issue and managed to get her daughter back on the right path. This success inspired her to start an imitative to try and prevent other young Africans from falling through the cracks.Selba created the Black Rhinos basketball club that's grown in popularity, keeping young Africans, mainly of South Sudanese origin, out of trouble in Dandenong area of Victoria. She spoke with Bertrand Tungandame.

Selba's initiative has been lauded by local authorities and the Victorian State government.

Her organisation is now working in Victorian jails helping young offenders and setting them back on the right path.

 

 

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