Gymnastics WA Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, Abid Imam has recently joined two key youth advisory groups to advocate and contribute to the development of opportunities for young people locally and nationally.
Abid has joined the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia's (FECCA) Youth Advisory Committee for a two-year term. FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD)backgrounds. This committee is vital to ensure the voices of CaLD young people in Australia are represented in public policy.
"We had our first online meeting a few weeks ago and I was blown away by the calibre of young people and diverse voices we have on the group," Mr Imam said. "It's a meaningful opportunity to be able to examine some broad national issues affecting CaLD youth while bringing a sport and physical activity lens to the conversations."
At the same time, Abid has joined the City of Vincent's Children and Young People Advisory Group (CYPAG). The group acts in an advisory capacity to identify, advocate for and explore ways of addressing the issues and needs of children and young people (up to 25 years of age) in the City.
"With Gymnastics WA's administration facilities being located in the City of Vincent and our State Gymnastics Centre contributing to the liveliness of the community, it is great to work closer with our key stakeholders at the City to benefit young people," said Mr Imam.
The City of Vincent has recently released a draft Youth Action Plan for 2020-2022 which can be accessed HERE.