Hedayat Osyan (Nick) is dedicated to uplifting, supporting, and training fellow refugees. Since arriving from Afghanistan in 2010, Hedayat studied politics and international relations (Hon. Arts and Design); was a youth advisor to CMRC, MYAN NSW and more; and founded a social enterprise in 2018. CommUnity Construction’s mission of “building homes, building lives,” has seen 75+ successful refugee trainees, 130+ projects, and two trainees who have since founded their own companies.
He has gained numerous accreditations during his career including Young Social Pioneer 2018 (FYA), First Gens Accelerator 2019 (Ygap), Humanitarian Award Winner 2019, TEDx Speaker 2019 (ICC Sydney), Social Traders Certified 2021, 2021 Refugee Entrepreneurship Pitch Winner (Center for Entrepreneurship London) and shortlisted for the 2022 Impact 25 Awards