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2022 NT Youth Round Table members announced

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Barkly locals Azra Zendelji 25, and Boyd Cook 17, have been selected to join a range of other young Territorians on the 2022 Youth Round Table.

Announced today, the 18 members will provide advice to the NT Government and inform the development of policies programs and services. They will also share information that enables the Government to engage with issues of importance to young Territorians.

Both Azra and Boyd have spent their lives in Tennant Creek and are looking forward to advocating for their peers during their term on the Youth Round Table.

Azra is currently working as a communications officer with Anyinginyi Health while Boyd, who has just finished Year 11 and completed a Certificate of Rural Operations, is heavily involved in the local AFL league.

Representing Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston and Darwin; the Youth Round Table members will each lead a community-based project throughout their 12-month term.

During the year, four in-person meetings will be held in Darwin in addition to six virtual sessions.

The first gathering, to be held next March, will feature team building activities, professional development workshops and consultation sessions on youth topics.

The other 2022 Youth Round Table members are:

  • Connie-Anne Shaw, 23, Alice Springs;
  • Isla Hooper, 19, Alice Springs;
  • Jordon Humphreys, 16, Alice Springs;
  • Paddy van der Geest-Hester, 15, Alice Springs
  • Alexander Storey, 21, Darwin
  • Alicia Kuroda-Metin, 16, Darwin
  • Hajrah Kamran, 18, Darwin
  • Kyle Bambra, 20, Darwin
  • Shanae Kuo, 22, Darwin
  • Upani Muthumala, 16, Darwin
  • Akeelah Cowen, 23, Katherine
  • Tayloraye Bailey, 21, Katherine
  • Cecilia Afeaki, 17, Nhulunbuy
  • Michael Gadingura Yunupingu, 23, Nhulunbuy
  • Jahdai Vigona, 20, Palmerston & Rural
  • Kyle Lachlan, 22, Palmerston & Rural

Further Round Table information can be found at: tfhc.nt.gov.au/youth-round-table

This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 24 December 2021.

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