Anne Wines

Otha Akoch

Oil on canvas

Otha and his wife arrived in Australia as refugees and were the first Sudanese family to relocate to Warrnambool in 2003.
Otha has been President of the Sudanese Community Association Warrnambool, and a Chairperson of the Australian Chollo Community
He is currently a member of, the Advisory Board of Humanitarian Studies at Deakin University; Warrnambool East Rotary Club; The Social Justice Group at St Joseph’s Catholic Church; and an elected member of the Warrnambool City Council
Otha has been the recipient of awards including, The Rotary Deakin Award for excellence in academic performance and community service, and The Victorian Refugee Recognition Award for outstanding efforts and commendable achievements to the Community and State of Victoria.