The summer holidays kicked off with the first youth event held by ALMA since the election.
On Saturday, ALMA hosted a youth leadership workshop that tackled how young Muslim Australians can prepare themselves to become change-makers in society. Despite COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the turn out to the event was great, with boys and girls of all ages present in the audience.
From mental health and materialism to ‘sleep-hygiene’ Dr Zachariah Matthews led the youth leadership workshop by explaining how the way we think about situations and our daily routines impact our ability to make changes in our lives and society. Dr Matthews began the talk by reflecting on historic change-makers the youth can look to as role models, saying that developing “critical thinking” skills is the first step in becoming future change-makers.
The event aimed to inspire younger people to be proactive decision-makers who choose to not live “the average life” and encouraged all to engage in a variety of industries to create the wide-scale changes we want to see in the world.