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Ikram Mahammed Named Wyndham’s Young Person of the Month.

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Wyndham City announces Ikram Mahmmmmed is its One Wyndham recipient for May 2022

In 2021, Ikram participated in the Wyndham City and Brimbank Young Innovators Program and won third place – $1,000 to spend on the next phase of her project  ‘The Beginning Project’.

Ms. Mahammed is a passionate advocate for inclusion and wants to make Wyndham a more inclusive space for young people with a migrant background.

Ms Mahammed aims to increase young people’s access to opportunities and resources; specifically volunteer options and scholarships which is why she has created an online platform to relieve anxiety and stress for young people from the western suburbs entering adulthood.

Wyndham Mayor Cr Peter Maynard said: “Ikram Mahammed is a positive role model and makes an important contribution to the Wyndham community through her passion and determination to increase young people’s opportunities.”

“Wyndham City appreciates Ikram’s contribution to creating an inclusive community.”

“Ikram Mahammed comes from a diverse background and understands the issues experienced by refugee and migrant young people.”

“As a young person myself, I feel like I have the responsibility to help change this ‘norm’ and create an inclusive society where all multicultural youth are accepted and championed in their lives.” said Ms Mahammed

Ikram is currently studying her third year of a bachelor’s degree in public health, specialising in health promotion, and is also completing a youth traineeship with the Centre for Multicultural Youth, which involves planning and delivering programs for young women. multicultural and broaden their experience in leadership and governance

The Centre of Multicultural Youth recognises the need to provide additional support to young people from a refugee or migrant background who are finishing school or university entering the labor market.

One Wyndham recipients are residents aged between 12 and 25 who positively contribute to the Wyndham community and are role models to other young people.

Each month Council selects a Wyndham resident to be awarded the ‘Young Person of the Month’.

Winners are awarded a $200 gift voucher of their choice and other prizes.

More information about Youth Services One Wyndham Project can be found here

Story first appeared on https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/news/meet-wyndhams-young-person-month-may-0

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