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BANYULE 100 – DIAMOND VALLEY ROTARACT

March 23, 2016

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  Working tirelessly to help eradicate polio, providing young people with leadership development opportunities and running the Eltham Festival Battle of the Bands are merely a handful of the impressive accomplishments of the Diamond Valley Rotaract Club. The Diamond Valley Rotaract Club is part of Rotary International for young people aged 18 to 30 years old. […]

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BANYULE 100 – OMAR AND SAAD

February 20, 2016

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Omar and Saad are not just Syrian Refugees. They are also not just numbers, statistics or policy dilemmas. Saad is quick to laugh with an infectious cheeky grin. He is warm, polite and wickedly intelligent. When Omar is speaking, he becomes animated with enthusiasm and eagerly asks for my opinions. When I ask both a […]

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BANYULE 100 – MAHAD ABDIRAHMAN

December 17, 2015

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‘Every day is an opportunity’ – Is the mantra that Mahad takes into his work and his life in general. He is driven to make the mostof any opportunities that arise and he encourages young people to do the same, especially when opportunities can be few and far between. Mahad grew up and lives in […]

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BANYULE 100 – NADEESHA FERNANDEZ

May 21, 2015

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  Overseas volunteering attracts a lot of criticism. It often centres on the dangers of volunteers landing in faraway villages with an exciting ‘whoosh’, only to shortly take off again in a puff of dust. Nadeesha Fernandez spent almost four months volunteering at the SOS Children’s Village in Piliyandala, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. She tells […]

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BANYULE 100 – SHRUTHI VIJAI

November 2, 2014

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Ever since she was a little girl Shruthi Vijai loved singing, and she had always harbored the dream of becoming a performer. Throughout her schooling years she was involved in school choirs, but was never really open about it because she considers herself to be “just your average girl stuck in a daydream,” she says, […]

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BANYULE 100 – THOMAS COUCH

September 21, 2014

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Thomas Couch looks friendly and confident as his picture is eagerly snapped for the accompanying photo for this interview. There is a humble manner to his smile as he strikes a pose. And while Tom smiles for the camera like any other male his age, in reality, the 25 year old becoming a successful entrepreneur, […]

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BANYULE 100 – AMMA BOAKYE

January 22, 2014

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Born and raised in Australia, Amma Boakye’s upbringing was no different to the majority of teenagers her age. Although a trip to Ghana with her family in 2002 completely changed Amma’s perspective of the world. As we sat down for an interview, the seventeen year-old Loyola College student described what the current situation in Ghana […]

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BANYULE 100 – SONNI AND NATHAN

November 13, 2013

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It’s an infrequent happening for one to live through the glee of others; in fact in this case it’s just as rare because I know of two beings that do so. Nathan and Sonni, both 24, have a knack of bringing people joy. More specifically, joy to those living in the West Heidelberg area-many of […]

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