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27 May 2014

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Taekwondo champ from Iran wants to pass on skills

Mr Shirvani said he hoped to soon start training with a club at Parramatta PCYC, where he wants to work as a volunteer coach. Mr Shirvani and his family are provided case work support by Settlement Services International (SSI) while their refugee status is being determined.

SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis said Mr Shirvani had shown a desire to give back to his new community.

“Mr Shirvani desperately wants to help other people who share his passion for taekwondo by passing on his knowledge and skills,” she said. “Because he is unable to work while in Australia on a bridging visa, he is looking for opportunities to volunteer his time and expertise. His dedication, work ethic and community spirit are admirable qualities for any citizen to have.” 

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