Ravi Prasad

Erskineville, New South Wales

Social entrepreneur, welcoming Australian

After working in advertising for 20 years, Ravi decided it was time to do something different. In 2013, he and wife Della opened a café in his inner‑Sydney lounge room with the aim of helping refugees and asylum seekers settle into their new home. Parliament On King not only trains new arrivals in barista skills and food preparation, but also connects them to the community through welcome dinners and catering jobs. Ravi is using his AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to build Parliament’s catering social enterprise: “I want to give asylum seekers, refugees and recent arrivals the opportunity to meaningfully participate in both the social and economic life and prosperity of our country.”