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Full Name: Duku Forè

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Duku is the Founder of Rich Dreams, a platform that helps individuals to showcase their journey towards their hopes and dreams and connects them with other dreamers.
 
In addition to Rich Dreams, Duku has also founded HnH Wholesalers, a merchandise base supplier to the Hotel and Hospitality industry. HnH is a supplier for clients such as the EKKA, Marriot Hotel, Star Hotels, Brisbane Racing Club and more.
 
Duku is an international speaker, an author of 2 books, a 2-time TEDx Speaker, as well as a UN Delegate having represented Australia at the United Nations Headquarter in New York.
 
Duku is a committee member of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) Policy Committee which owns four outstanding Queensland Schools: Brisbane Boys' College, Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School. He is the youngest ever appointed governance member for the PMSA.
 
Duku is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' Company Directors Course, and has been awarded the post nominal of GAICD. He is possibly the youngest graduate in the courses' history at the age of 22 during his graduation.
 



Duku Forè's Story:

 
Duku was born with a speech impediment and was raised in a refugee camp in a family of 10. He and his family immigrated to Brisbane, Australia in 2007, after being granted a refugee visa.
 
Arriving on foreign shores, Duku could not speak English fluently with his entire vocabulary encompassing a single word, YES. However, this proved fortuitous for Duku as on his 1st day in school, a girl asked him out in which he responded confidently “YES”. That’s the story of how a single word led to him obtaining his first girlfriend in Australia. But this also had its downside as this led to Duku struggling in school, unable to quickly learn the language and being occasionally bullied as he could not speak well. Duku was not one to take these insults lying down and unfortunately, he started getting into fist fights with his tormenters resulting in his expulsion.
 
It is at this point that Duku realized that he had to make a change and that he was taking the very first strides down the wrong path. Summoning the will to reject where these choices would lead him, he overcame life’s challenges and now dreams to inspire and challenge others to see life in a different light. Starting his dream journey of becoming a public speaker in his bathroom, Duku knew that this was not the best way to start. However, he believes whenever you have a dream or a goal, you do not need to be great to start but you need to get started to be great. This belief to simply attack your goals has resulted in many opportunities for Duku. In such a short time from not being able to speak English to now being an international speaker, Duku has been invited to travel to various conferences, events and schools to inspire others regardless of individual circumstances. As well as being selected to be an Australian Delegate at the UN Youth Assembly which was held at the organization’s NY headquarters.
 
In the broader community, Duku is a person known as a man whom accomplishes whatever he sets his mind towards. His aspiring nature and insatiable appetite for learning sets him apart from the rest of his peers. The boundless motivation and enthusiasm are what draws like-minded people to him so that they work with him to achieve notable projects. As Duku continues to chase after his dreams and make strides for societal change, one thing is for certain – he is someone to look out for in the near future.
 
Duku is available for media enquiries, speaking engagements, and select assignments.
 



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