Dr Degeufe Hailu, (B.Dent.)

After completion of his secondary schooling, Dr Hailu was awarded a scholarship by the  Greek Government and graduated in dentistry from the University of Salonika. He practised as a dentist for a short time in Greece then, unable to return safely to war torn Ethiopia, he migrated to Australia where he was a founding member of the Ethiopian Community Association in New South Wales. Unable to fund the very expensive re-training required to qualify for dental registration in Australia, he now works as a multi-lingual interpreter.