Mandela day & Launch of Future Voices

A special service at St Brendan’s Catholic Church conducted by Reverend Joe Taylor was held in honour of Mr Mandela’s legacy on a day known as Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela was a  great South African leader . Later that evening The Future Voices Youth Leadership Program was launched at La Trobe University with Guest speaker Ray Sithole, South Africa’s acting high commissioner in Australia 

‘‘Big things come in small packages. You only have to look at the example of Nelson Mandela who came from a small village,’’ Mr Sithole said.‘‘The power is inside us, it’s not about our background.‘‘You can achieve a lot with passion and education.’’

Future Voices chairman Dr Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe said the organisation was directly working with young people from migrant, indigenous, refugee and low-socio economical backgrounds to close the unemployment gap and improve social cohesion.

‘‘We encourage young people to take part and learn from past alumni of the New Generations program, to dream big and also to look beyond their own world and become global citizens,’’ he said.

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Mr Ray Sithole Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa Commission. Canberra

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