Gawler Youth Advisory Committee
Gawler Youth Advisory Committee is an official committee of Council and meets on the first Monday of the month.
The Gawler Youth Advisory Committee is a forum for passionate young people who want to make a difference in the community, challenge themselves as leaders and be influential in local government decision making.
Join the Gawler Youth Advisory Committee and experience what it's like to learn, build and grow together to achieve positive outcomes for your community.
To be involved, you must be:
- Aged 15 to 25 years
- Live, work, study, play or volunteer in Town of Gawler
- Be able to come to regular meetings and actively participate in the Committee
If you want to find out more or arrange a time to come along to a meeting to meet the young people involved and see how it all works, please contact the Youth Development Officer on 8522 9295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we'd love to have you along!
To apply, download an Application Form.
- The first Monday of June
- The first Monday of December.
You can read the Minutes of the previous Gawler Youth Advisory Committee meetings here.
Meet Luke Mollet...
Luke got involed with the Youth Advisory Committee in October 2017 after a Youth Summit in Gawler. Luke currently studying year 12 at Trinity College. He is an awesome asset to the Committee. His interest areas are:
- Health and well-being
- Sport and recreation
In December 2017 Luke untook the trip of a lifetime to Cambodia with Trinity College. Here is what Luke had to say....
Dating back to December 3rd 2017, the journey to Cambodia started, the Trinity2Cambodia mission trip set off with sixteen students, three teachers and a member from the “2H Project”. The team had worked hard all year organising fund-raising events to raise a total amount of $1,000 each.
The team worked with NGO’s the “2H Project”, an Adelaide based organisation as well as “Friends International” an organisation already in Cambodia bringing people out of poverty and into new jobs to make a sustainable living for themselves and their families, and “MAG Mines Advisory Group” who deals with clearing landmines throughout Cambodia and is funded by both the government and privately.
The Trinity2Cambodia team took a lot back to Australia as well, lessons of hope, community service and a new-found love of volunteering was introduced. The connection to people was one we will remember for a life time.
Some members of the team recall their experience,
Millie: “The Cambodia trip was an incredible experience which allowed me to understand the diverse and amazing culture and connect with the people I met”.
Griffin: “I learnt about how resilient, happy, optimistic and generally positive the Cambodian people are despite their historic past”.
Caley: “My Cambodia experience can be described in one word; life-changing. As cliché as it may sound, I have never believed something so passionately in my life. Learning about the history, the culture, meeting amazing people within the community and being involved with helping incredible organisations such as the 2Hproject and MAG was an absolute honour. It has given me a new perspective on life and the experiences I had on this trip I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”
Annabel: “In Cambodia I learnt how important forgiveness and optimism is, the Khmer people have been through such tragedy but without the prior knowledge of this, you would never know by talking to them. They are such beautiful people with kind hearts and a positive outlook on life. We can learn a lot from people like them.”
From a personal perspective, going to Cambodia has been an eye-opener, looking at the struggle of everyday life in comparison to how we live here in Australia, we are so privileged, yet the Cambodian people are so happy, each person you meet, you are greeted with a smile, The people in Cambodia are so friendly, this is something that should be built into the current Australian Culture.
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