About YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery

YMCA Victoria’s Youth Press Gallery is a program for young people aged between 16-25 currently studying, or who have an interest in, political journalism, photography, or filming to gain valuable experience serving as the Press Gallery for the YMCA Victoria Youth Parliament program. In this series of blogs we are proud to introduce you to the members of the 2020 Youth Press Gallery, and share their achievements and published works during their time with the program.

Introducing Farah Hawi

Hi! My name is Farah; I’m a first-year journalism and diploma of Arabic student at Deakin University. I’m very new to media and communications, but writing and telling stories is a passion, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Youth Press Gallery! I believe that journalism is essential in being the voice of different peoples, and I hope to represent those voices in the future.

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Tell us about your work

The two teams I’ll be covering will be the Melbourne High and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar teams. The Melbourne High team will have drafted a bill to regulate aged care and residential aged care facilities. The Ivanhoe Girls grammar team will be proposing a Bill to enact an authoritative body preventing sexual harassment in workplaces. Both teams are very motivated and are looking to make a change and become the voice for young people in Victoria.