Applications are now open for the 2021 Youth Week WA Grants Program, which provides grants of between $1,500 and $3,000 for Youth Week (9-16 April) projects and activities. Grant applications close 12 November, 2020.
In 2021, the Ambassadors will work with small committees of young people to develop events across the State, including the KickstART Festival, which is run by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with Communities. The 2020 Ambassadors, Zahra Al Hilaly and Haseeb Riaz, who were unable to undertake the role this year due to COVID-19, will continue in their roles for Youth Week WA 2021.
Zahra is 20 years old and a first generation Australian to refugee parents from Iran and Palestine. She is studying a double major in Law and Journalism at Murdoch University.
Zahra is a leader in the multicultural community, values unique perspectives and works closely with young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to foster their involvement in the broader community. She is passionate about developing her knowledge of youth engagement for multicultural communities.
Haseeb is 20 years old and is currently working as a Coordinator for Dr YES, running high school peer-to-peer health education sessions to equip students with healthy harm-minimising and decision-making skills. He is enrolled in a direct pathway position to the Doctor of Medicine course and was awarded the top UWA undergraduate Fogarty Foundation Scholarship.
Haseeb is an advocate for youth issues and is passionate about young people having a voice. He co-founded the Man Up project, that empowers young men with the tools to develop their positive masculinity and intends to deliver the program to schools.