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BANYULE 100 – SKYE LACY

July 24, 2017

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In a mere 17 years, Skye Lacy has managed to contribute so much to their school and community. Skye is agender, using they, them and their pronouns. They are an open, engaging and passionate person who attributes their journeys in the past few years and into the future to a wide variety of influences and […]

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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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BANYULE 100 – AHMED HASSAN

January 13, 2017

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  “Whatever you do in life, you’ve got to give back to your community.” Those are the words of Ahmed Hassan, 20, one of the founders of Youth Activating Youth (YAY), an organisation that helps disadvantaged multicultural young people navigate their way through life. Ahmed says the organisation works to improve the employment, health, education, […]

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BANYULE 100 – RICHO EUSTON

January 13, 2017

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“We grow up to be the people we wish we were around when we were young”, a favourite quote of Richard `Richo’ Euston, a youth worker at Banyule Council. In his time working with Banyule, 34 year-old Richo has developed some great programmes such as the Rainbow Space Program along with helping out in the […]

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BANYULE 100 – LILY KINGBAWL

January 13, 2017

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Content note: this article discusses sexual assault and violence and may be confronting for some readers. ** When I first met Lily, she greeted me with a warm smile and shook my hand. She was mature and kind, and her positivity was contagious. I’d never have anticipated the journey she’d taken to be where she […]

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BANYULE 100 – ALEX SIBBISON

November 17, 2016

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Nowadays, it’s rare to hear success stories of people who’ve made it into creative industries. However, Alex Sibbison’s approach to obtaining competitive work could be exactly why you’re reading his story today. “You should perceive what others perceive as their competition as your friends,” the 26-year-old says. “They’re doing the same thing, and you’ve got […]

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BANYULE 100 – KRISTY BRYANS

July 27, 2016

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Ever since she was young, Kristy Bryans knew she wanted to be an artist. Now 20-years-old, she’s beginning to fulfill that dream. However, she hasn’t got to where she is today without self doubt. “Since I was little, I always said that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I kind of […]

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BANYULE 100 – BEN SMITH

July 27, 2016

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Ben Smith’s motivation to volunteer is simple. “See a need, fill a need,” the 22-year-old says. Up to two times a week, Ben volunteers at Boots For All, a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes second-hand sporting equipment. “Boots For All is a sports recycling place, we gather used equipment that’s still in good condition, […]

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