Young Leaders Finding Their Voices

It’s important to us all to be heard and to feel we have a voice. The Young Leaders’ Forum held at Iona College recently provided that opportunity for students.

A group of eight Years 9 and 10 students from Santa Maria College attended, along with over 140 students from other Catholic colleges. This was the first of a two-day commitment designed to support young people to create and drive a social justice action project in their school.

Year 10 student Esther Kipchumba compiled the following reflection with students who attended on the day.

At the Young Leaders’ Forum, we were given the opportunity to find our voices and speak out about social justice issues that resonated with us.

The day filled us with confidence and varied experiences of enlightenment. It was an informative day, a day to express our social justice worries with like-minded individuals and gain further understanding about the importance of charity, activism, and advocacy. It was also a day to talk to new people and one which shaped our perspectives on the many injustices in our world, which we can do something about.

What A Term! So Many Opportunities – Jennifer Oaten

As I look back on the past nine weeks, I am so grateful for who we are as a community and what we have achieved. Through the dedication of our staff and the enthusiasm of our students, we have established new connections, immersed ourselves in opportunities and worked through challenges.

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