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AN UPDATE ON OMAR AND SAAD

July 28, 2017

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Omar and Saad Al Kassab were originally profiled on Banyule 100 early in 2016. You can read their story here. So much has happened since that original email so we thought it was time for an update. Omar and Saad  are brothers from Homs, the third largest city in Syria. According to Omar, they come […]

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TRUTH 4 YOUTH ATTENDS FIRST EVER VICTORIAN YOUTH SUMMIT

April 19, 2017

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As part of the Truth 4 Youth team, I was very excited to attend the first ever Victorian Youth Summit, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday March 31st. We entered a room lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, with an expansive view overlooking the lush green oval that is Melbourne’s pride and joy. Around 400 young people were gathered and ready to share with the Victorian State government their views […]

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BANYULE 100 – HANNAH GANDY

February 27, 2017

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When I meet 18 year old Hannah Gandy, I am immediately greeted by her friendly and confident nature. As I soon discover, she also happens to be a very remarkable person. Despite the challenges of her past, Hannah has achieved many incredible things. “Coming from a single-parent, low socio-economic status family of three children, my mum had to work […]

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GOING CRUELTY-FREE

February 27, 2017

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You too can help save the planet, one lentil burger at a time. I’ve been a vegetarian from the day I popped into the world. My mother was vegetarian and so naturally informed all of her kids about where meat comes from when we asked her. She first checked with a dietician at the Royal […]

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THE TOP 5 REASONS MEN SHOULD EMBRACE FEMINISM TOO

December 7, 2016

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At its very core, the ideology of feminism aims for equality between men and women. It means getting rid of the strict gender roles that are typically forced upon us from an early age. So, if everyone in the world decided to take on the role of a feminist and work towards achieving this goal […]

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WE ARE THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE A LOT TO SAY

November 10, 2016

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Meet the Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School Youth Parliament Team “We are the future and we have a lot to say.” The YMCA Youth Parliament has once again proven to be an incredible opportunity for young people, as students who participated in the Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School team say the 2016 event was another huge success. […]

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HEAD INTO HEADSPACE FOR A WORLD OF SUPPORT

July 1, 2016

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Last Friday marked the launch of ‘headspace’ Greensborough, a highly anticipated local addition to a number of centres now spanning Australia. The Greensborough centre forms a part of a comprehensive mental health foundation for young people. Greensborough service manager, Christine Denton, says, “headspace is a youth mental health service for young people aged 12 to […]

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CAN YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?

June 29, 2016

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It can be tough having your voice heard and taking part in meaningful action as a young person. Yet, despite this challenging reality, it is still very much possible. This is exactly the message that the inspiring guest speaker Thomas King, just 19-years-old, shared with everyone at the 2016 Banyule Youth Summit last month. He […]

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