Fablice’s Story

Fablice is a young African child soldier turned rapper. At age 11, he was forced to join the guerrilla army in Burundi, after which he spent three years in a Tanzanian refugee camp before settling in Australia.

A participant of Jesuit Social Services’ Artful Dodgers Studios, Fablice now regularly tours Australia and East Timor and has recorded a song, Child Soldier, with Paul Kelly.

More recently, we was named 2016 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year in the category of Arts and Fashion and gave a TEDx talk on the power of education.

Fablice is part of Jesuit Social Services’ Speakers Program and is available to share his powerful story of adversity and resilience with school groups, parishes, community groups and other settings. More information can be found here: http://jss.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Speakers-Program-web-brochure.pdf

“It’s not what we are made of, but what we make that changes the world”