I am passionate aboutMy big passion is about refugees, youth and education in terms of talent.
This is because I see that there is a lot to be done in the curriculum of the
education sector as I feel that it is not the ideal platform for one to
develop their passion or talent. My experience studying in different
countries and continents, not only struggling to get the basic education, but
also with no opportunity to develop your passion has taught me the challenges
and at the same time the importance of education and developing talent.
The challenge that comes with pursuing one’s talent specially from minority
or marginalised background is undeniable. Not only in terms of community and
society, but also in terms of the schools, as they strategically teach and
emphasise academic success or achievement. As we all know, not everyone is
gifted with academics and hence marginalising youth with great hidden talent
which may even go un discovered if there are no opportunities.
ActionsI am the youth advisor of Victorian Multicultural Commission. Together with
other young advisory group, we provide advice to the Victorian government,
through the department of Premier and Cabinet, on issues and initiatives that
affect young Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse
backgrounds. I am part of a working group examining the level of cultural
awareness in Victoria and how this is represented in media.
I am also currently involved with Centre for Multicultural Youth to run a
campaign addressing multicultural youth, passion and talent. I see this as a
crucial campaign because it aims to create awareness of the stereotypes and
labels given to youth who want to pursue their talent instead of going to
tertiary education and continuing their academics. We are hoping to encourage
the youth to follow their passion and take the next step to pursue their