Recognising the outstanding contribution of a young person (under 25 years of age at the time of nomination) who has helped create welcome and belonging and supported inter-cultural connections and understanding between people from diverse backgrounds. This can be in a volunteer or a paid capacity.
Amiel Nubaha is a refugee who migrated to Australia when he was 14 years old. His lived experiences in refugee camps have shaped him and he has been extremely active in a diverse range of community initiatives, including as current President of the Rwandan Association of Queensland, a Youth Member of the Queensland Youth Parliament and a member of the Multicultural Youth Queensland Council.
Ho Yeung (Ocean) Cheung
Ocean Hung is an international student from Hong Kong, who has a firsthand understanding of the difficulties international students face in finding employment, work experience and internship opportunities in a foreign country. He co-founded Startup Interns in 2018 with the aim of supporting Queensland’s diverse international student community in their professional career development, by connecting students to potential work experience opportunities.
Nadia Saeed is a 20-year old youth worker who is a very active member of the Muslim community in Brisbane. She is a current member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel and is working hard to break down barriers within communities to facilitate connections and work harmoniously together.