Young Leaders Program

During the recent school holidays four of our year 11 students, who had been awarded scholarships by Western Chances, were able join with other young people from all over world to attend the week-long residential Young Leaders Program held at the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College.

Congratulations to Zahraa Ali and David Ly who attended the Biomedical stream of the Program and to Natalie Noonan-Long and May Qureshi who attended the Law and Justice stream.

Here is what May had to say about her experience of the Program:

During my time in the Young Leaders Program, I was able to experience Melbourne University and meet a range of people from different cultures and backgrounds. The best part of the program was the learning experience; the classes we had in the Law and Justice stream provided me with valuable insight about pursuing a career in this field. Because of this experience, I am more confident in the field I will pursue which is to become a family lawyer; one of the classes in the Law and Justice stream was run by a lawyer who is currently in his first year as a practicing solicitor. What surprised me about the experience was the friendly and accepting disposition of the people who have only met you, but they were so warm and amiable. I would definitely recommend this program to others because it is such a valuable learning experience.

Well done to May, Natalie, Zahraa and David.


Michael Donnelly

Senior Campus Youth Worker