October 2018

Ahmed Hassan recognised as a young community leader and meets the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Director, Ahmed Hassan was invited to meet and greet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their royal tour to Australia. They visited Melbourne and were hosted at the Government House, with an event that recognised young community leaders in Victoria. Remarkably, Ahmed who co-founded YAY less than five years ago to assist disengaged, multicultural youth re-engage with their communities, was chosen to attend. He spoke to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about the wonderful work that he does at YAY and the work that have achieved. Following this momentous event, Ahmed was interviewed by Channel 7 on the coverage of the royals, sharing his experience meeting them. Photos courtesy of Channel Seven.



Multicultural Affairs Minister, Robin Scott MP visits YAY

Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott MP came to visit YAY yesterday, announcing our success in securing the Community Harmony Grant from the State Government. This funding will go towards our Arts Program, creating more opportunities to work with disadvantaged, young people in the music, dance and art space. We thank Robin Scott for his contribution to our work and our Chairman Greg Lee and Treasurer, Romany Amarasingham for their ongoing support and advocation.

YAY Excites With A Dance Performance at Craigieburn Central's 5th Birthday Celebrations!

In celebration of Craigieburn Central's 5th Birthday over the weekend, our YAY dance team were invited to perform and they certainly turned up the heat!

Arts Coordinator, JJay De Melo, co-facilitator, Tina De Melo and Aron Carvalho's performance attracted a large, diverse crowd who were enjoying the shopping centre's festivities. Afterwards, they hosted a small dance session for young people in the centre. We were thrilled with the opportunity to participate in these celebrations and deliver an exciting dance show!

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