“Randa is an inspiring speaker, we were particularly
inspired by her message of inclusion…she was one of the
favourite speakers at our conference.”

Jennifer Kemp : General Manager, Client Services, Lifestart

My message is simple.

I share my message with:

Primary & High schools

Primary & High schools

Higher Education And
Support Services

Randa has developed a powerful and deeply impacting keynote, which captures the essence and importance of Social Inclusion in our schools and in our society.

The MATES keynote explores a proactive rather than a reactive solution to exclusion.

Mateship is a part of the Australian DNA and MATES is a compelling metaphor, which can bring about awareness and change in the hearts and minds of students, teachers and parents across Australia.

Randa believes that the Social Inclusion programs in our schools, need to be super charged and revitalised with kindness, understanding, compassion, empathy, just some of the characteristics which are embedded in the MATES keynote.

Just because a child
struggles with social interaction,
does not mean they do not want a friend.

Randa Habelrih


  • This is a book of hope, a book of encouragement and of enormous courage…this book should travel the world and its message needs to be heard.

    Hon. Dame
    Prof Marie Bashir
  • Randa reminds us that we need to raise the standards of inclusion for all people.
    I have benefitted first hand not only from your book, but by my association with you and the information you provide.

    The Hon. John Ajaka
    MLC NSW Minister for Disability Services and Multiculturalism
  • Randa is an engaging speaker and presenter who shares her and
    her family’s inspirational story, leaving the audience with a powerful message at the end.


    Randa is able to weave humour through her story, one which includes both sad and frustrating events but one where she is able to ensure that the key message of inclusion for all students is the message learned by her audiences.


    Randa’s presentation to our 4th year education students had real power and energy behind it which will be transferred into classrooms.

    Julie Maakrun
    Senior Lecturer and Primary Course Co-ordinator University of Notre Dame Sydney
  • Randa Habelrih is an inspiring speaker. Apart from being an absolute professional she is engaging, warm and authentic and her conviction for her message is inspiring. I am so excited about the impact her work is having on our community.

    Deborah Fay
    Author Principal Publisher MJL Publications
  • Randa was inspirational in the way that she engaged the students in her presentation. The MATES program has really contributed to the positive inclusive learning environment at Matraville Sports High School and has provided positive student leadership opportunities for the MATES leaders.

    Lisa Keating
    Deputy Principal Matraville Sports High School
  • Randa is an inspiring speaker, we were particularly inspired by her message of inclusion…she was one of the favourite speakers at our conference.

    Jennifer Kemp
    General Manager, Client Services, Lifestart