I am passionate about
ActionsI have been an active leader for children and young people with disabilities
and committed to supporting equality and rights for disabled people. This
includes grass roots and local community level; policy and advocacy at both
national and pan-commonwealth levels; advisory pan-commonwealth level and
ambassador roles at a regional and global level.
At grassroots level, I volunteered in Asia and Africa attended primary
schools. I supported academic staff with the handling of multiple students
that had special needs and required reasonable adjustments. I have been a
member of the disability committee of my local council in Melbourne. These
responsibilities empowered me to take it up a tier to policy and advocacy.
At University, I became an advocate and a Student Rep, and represented
disabled students and discussed how universities can improve their lives
through accessibility of classrooms and campus, to increasing services that
rounded the student curriculum and their career prospects. I was also an
intern at the British Red Cross, and helped the regional and national mangers
develop a project, Inspired Action, whose aim was to remove the barriers of
volunteering for all young people (disabled and non-disabled).
I was appointed as the lead advisory and served for two years advising the
pre-successor of the Commonwealth Youth Council’s Vice Chairperson of
Inclusion and Engagement. Together we collaborated on the successful I Am
For my ongoing commitment and passion to supporting young people with
disabilities, I participated in the first ever Commonwealth Youth Roundtable
event during the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London this year. I became a key member and co-founder of championing the concept of the World
Disability Children and Youth Forum. I was also invited to attend the Global
Disability Summit and capture the voice of young people through developing
the drafted Global Disability Children and Young Person’s Charter.