Twelve young Western Australians have been chosen to represent Western Australia in Hong Kong, as part of the Hong Kong-Western Australia International Youth Exchange Program (IYEP).
Delegates from WA include migrants from Ghana and Afghanistan, an Aboriginal woman from the Kimberley and young people who have been involved in volunteering projects across the State.
They have been chosen to represent WA for being exemplary examples of young people who go the extra mile for their communities.
The exchange will provide delegates with the opportunity to develop an understanding of different cultures, build self-confidence, international friendships and networks as a base for future education and career goals.
Twelve delegates from Hong Kong recently visited Western Australia. While they were in the State they met with Youth Minister Peter Tinley, visited the WA Parliament, and took in the sights at Caversham Wildlife Park and Rottnest.
The Hong Kong-Western Australia IYEP is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government and Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government. The program is now in its second year.
The State Government provides $60,000 in funding for the initiative.
The following young people are WA's delegates:
- Tiahn Adler, 21, Coolbinia
- Sean Curran, 22, Inglewood
- Kai Donaldson, 19, Kwinana
- Cheyenne Eakin, 20, Byford
- Zoe Fitzgerald, 20, Como
- Brady Flockhart, 24, Merredin
- Conor McLaughlin, 19, South Perth
- Darci Miller, 24, Como
- Alexa Morgan, 20, Kardinya
- Gertrude Mortty, 21, Wilson
- Ziagul Sultani, 23, Katanning
- Geraiyah Wiggan, 19, Djarindjin