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The Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network (MMYN)

11 September 2012

The Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network (MMYN) is inviting applications for its new term in 2013.  The MMYN is a group of highly capable, engaged and enthusiastic young people from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds, who gather regularly to advise the government on issues affecting Victoria's multicultural youth and work on projects that build community harmony.  The MMYN supports members to develop their leadership, project management and group facilitation skills, as well as make strong friendships and networks across different backgrounds.  We are seeking applications from Victorians aged 16 to 25, who are passionate about cultural diversity, engaging with government and making a difference in their community.

  • The annual Regional School Tour, where members of the MMYN travel to regional Victoria to discuss issues of faith, culture and identity with high school students.
  • Coordinating the Ubuntu youth stage at Viva Victoria during Cultural Diversity Week, featuring music, dance and poetry performances.
  • Participating in the Young People, Identity and the Media forum and the Owning Racism symposium.

The MMYN supports members to develop their leadership, project management and group facilitation skills, as well as make strong friendships and networks.  Previous members have gone on to work for government and community organisations, and some have even established their own organisations. All make a difference.

The 2011 Census has shown that more than 26 per cent of people living in Victoria were born overseas, and Victorians speak over 260 languages and follow 135 different religions.

“Being part of a group like the MMYN offers you the opportunity to share your own culture and engage with people from different backgrounds, and build lasting links across Victoria’s diverse cultural and faith groups”, Mr Tan said.

The MMYN meets four to six meetings a year in Melbourne, and membership is on a voluntary basis.  The application process is competitive, and is open until Monday 24 September 2012. Application forms and further information are available at http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au

Download the Application Form

Download the Application Guidelines

Contact: Ms Alex Horwood, 9651 0678, alex.horwood@dpc.vic.gov.au

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