Youth Activating Youth Newsletter May 2019

Pictured (left to right): YAY Director Ahmed Hassan, YAY Chair Greg Lee, YAY Patron Harold Mitchell AC, Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman, YAY CEO Ali Ahmed and Sheikh Alaa El Zokm. 
 YAY's Iftar Dinner 2019

Our YAY Iftar Dinner brought together our Board members, distinguished guests, partners and young people together as we celebrated Ramadan. We were honoured to hear from important leaders in our community, our Patron, Harold Mitchell AC, Chair, Greg Lee and State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP. As the night went on, our guests met and dined with other respected leaders from community, sport, business, government and industry. It was a fantastic evening where we embraced and came together during this important time. We are extremely grateful to everyone who was involved on the night and would like to extend a special thank you to our speakers, dignitaries and guests for attending and showing their support.

'Think Big' Committee's for Melbourne Annual Dinner

YAY was honoured to be invited as guests at the ‘Think Big’ Committee for Melbourne’s Annual Dinner 2019. The dinner is one of Melbourne’s premier business events, with more than 450 members and their guests gathering to celebrate Melbourne, sharing ideas and building valuable connections. Over 150 organisations from Melbourne's business, academic and community sectors were in attendance, including our CEO, Ali Ahmed and Director, Ahmed Hassan.  

Pictured: YAY CEO Ali Ahmed, Telstra CEO Andy Penn, YAY Director Ahmed Hassan, Impact Investment Fund Founder and Chairman, Geoff Gourley, YAY Board member Romany Amarasingham and Telstra Corporate Affairs Manager Tully Smith.

Girls Leadership Program Iftar Dinner

The Girls Leadership Program hosted an Iftar Dinner where all the young girls and women shared dinner during the time of Ramadan. It was fantastic to see all our young women and everyone involved in the program coming together to share a meal, participate in activities and take the time to self-reflect during this holy month. 


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