FIT Sponsorship
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Newsboys Foundation Honours Young Leaders


Wednesday, 20th November 2013 at 1:54 pm
Staff Reporter, Journalist
Two young Not for Profit leaders have taken out top awards in the inaugural Newsboys Foundation Leadership Awards.

Wednesday, 20th November 2013
at 1:54 pm
Staff Reporter, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Newsboys Foundation Honours Young Leaders
Wednesday, 20th November 2013 at 1:54 pm

Two young Not for Profit leaders have taken out top awards in the inaugural Newsboys Foundation Leadership Awards.

The Newsboys Foundation Awards are designed to recognise people who work or volunteer in community organisations and have inspired young Victorians to do great things.

Geelong woman, Senada Aldobasic, aged 20, won the Newsboys Foundation Community Leadership Award and will spend the $10,000 prize money on professional development. She is currently in Bangladesh helping a trafficked girl reintegrate with her family.

Aldobasic, who is indigenous, is passionate about international human rights, especially the prevention of human trafficking and support for young people who have been trafficked.

“It is great to see a young Indigenous woman win the inaugural Newsboys Foundation Community Leadership Award,” Sandy Shaw, the CEO of the Newsboys Foundation said.

“It was an extremely competitive field of nominations and we congratulate Nada on her impressive level of work in the community.”

Teenager Tasman Cocks-Wheaton won the $5000 Newsboys Foundation Young Leadership Award and plans to use the prize to hone his film and documentary making skills.

During his seven years with the 1st Bright Scout Group, Cocks-Wheaton, 15, organised and led hikes, camps and events. He also planned and led training opportunities, including first aid, camp cooking and water safety.

He is a regular volunteer with an array of community organisations and has helped with several fundraising initiatives in Bright, Victoria, where he lives.

He achieved his Australian Scout Medallion earlier this year and is currently working towards his Queens Scout award in the Venturer section.

“From a very young age Tasman has shown great leadership qualities in his community and has been an inspiration to other young people,” Shaw said.

The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 11 – 18 years in Victoria. It started as a Melbourne-based Club for newsboys from 1893 until 1973, and then as a Foundation supporting community organisations working with disadvantaged young people in Victoria.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews


FEATURED SUPPLIERS


We specialise in data solutions consulting and IT profession...

DQUBE Solutions

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

From Corporate to Giving Disadvantaged Youth Hope

Rachel McFadden

Friday, 4th August 2017 at 2:37 pm

About a Brand – The Leadership Battle for NFPs

John Carroll

Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 8:27 am

Youth Projects Recognised for Cutting Jobless Rate

Wendy Williams

Friday, 9th June 2017 at 4:16 pm

Solving the Workforce of the Future

Wendy Williams

Monday, 5th June 2017 at 8:44 am

POPULAR

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:46 am

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th January 2018 at 11:26 am

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 4:36 pm

White Ribbon Australia CEO Announces Retirement

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 5:15 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


FIT Sponsorship
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!