Young Australian of the Year addresses Rotary clubs
The 2016 Young Australian of the Year Ms Melissa Abu-Gazaleh addressed the recent joint meeting of the Umina and Woy Woy Rotary Clubs on the topic of men's health.
Ms Abu-Gazaleh spoke about her work helping disadvantaged young men reach their full potential.
Ms Abu-Gazaleh is the founder of the Top Blokes Foundation, an education organisation that combats anti-social behaviour in young men.
As well as being named Young Australian of the year, she was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Illawarra) and was listed on the Australian Financial Review top 100 Women of Influence.
At the meeting, Ms Abu-Gazaleh spoke of the need to give young males the opportunity to talk about their problems.
She said men were less likely to acknowledge their insecurities than women, which led to social problems, she said.
Funding has been requested to bring her important work to the Central Coast.
Newsletter, 14 Jun 2017
Rod Radford, Umina Beach Rotary Club
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