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Summit supports future leaders

Last updated: 1/03/2016 5:37 PM
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A three-day summit in Perth has addressed the issues affecting multicultural young people.

Fifty young people from across Western Australia participated in an open forum from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 February at the first Catalyst Youth Summit, bringing together multicultural youth, politicians and decision makers.

Organised by the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia (MYANWA), the summit at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup provided an opportunity for young people to talk about the issues that are important to them and to work together to create solutions.

It supported emerging and current youth leaders who are passionate about making a positive difference in the community. Attendees also received training on leadership and advocacy.

Youth Minister Tony Simpson opened the event, acknowledging the important role young people have in shaping their communities.

MYANWA was supported to run the Catalyst Youth Summit with a $17,200 grant from the Office of Multicultural Interests and a $5,000 Youth Activities Grant from the Department of Local Government and Communities.