On the 26th of September 2018, Family members, volunteers at Harda and members of the African Communities gathered at the Edmund Rice Centre to celebrate the life of John Cornwall who passed away on August 1, 2018.

From 2007 to 2014, John volunteered as either Harda’s President or as its Executive Director. John was a great advocate for African Refugees who have resettled in Australia and he was responsible for many initiatives that helped their integration in their new land.  He was also an effective leader and appreciated by Harda’s team of volunteers and community leaders from the Horn of Africa. He also found time and energy to acquire funds to underpin projects to alleviate poverty in Africa.

He will be sadly missed.