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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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MEET JADE ALICE

February 22, 2017

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Although her career has only just begun, Jade Alice has already achieved so much. Taking out the Melbourne Music Bank prize in 2015, performing at the State Schools Spectacular and a residency at the Workman’s Club, one can only wonder what Jade Alice’s future has in store for her. Jade Alice grew up in a […]

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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 – 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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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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