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Torres Strait Young Leaders Program starts

Torres Strait Young Leaders Program starts

Three emerging young leaders from the Torres Strait Islands are in the thick of an exciting step in their leadership journey as they take part in the Torres Strait Young Leaders Program.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) provides funding for young adults from the Torres Strait to attend a leadership program in Canberra in December each year.

On Sunday, 1 December, Megan Matthew, 19 and Serah Tom, 25 from Boigu Island and Guyai Uiduldam, 20, from Moa Island, arrived in Canberra to take on the challenge. They will join Foundation staff and VIP guest, fellow Russell Taylor, Principal at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for an orientation to Canberra’s cultural assets before they embark on a 14 day adventure to inspire and challenge them.

The group is set to explore their strengths and gain awareness on their own behaviours and the impact of beliefs and actions on those around them. They will have opportunity to take on leadership roles and examine how they react to these roles. In addition, the group will bring their inherent cultural richness to share with other young Australians from around the country.

The team at the Foundation congratulates these courageous three on taking this step in their leadership journey and are looking forward to welcoming them to the Foundation Network.

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