Young leader shines bright

06 Jun 2017 North Central Review (Kilmore), Melbourne (General News) LOCAL resident and The Kilmore International School student Maneet Hora knows no limits when it comes to her education. A publications captain and a conscientious student with a passion for global politics, Maneet has been selected to represent Victoria at the UN Youth Australia 2017 National Conference in Perth as well as the 2017 International Baccalaureate (IB) World Student Conference in London. The UN Youth Australias National Conference, which will be held in July, is in its 56th year and is one of the oldest and most prestigious youth events in the country. The event will be attended by more than 120 participants, competitively selected from the brightest young leaders from across Australia and the AsiaPacific. During the week the students will participate in workshops, debate, skillbuilding and networking. Following the National Conference, Maneet will attend the 2017 IB World Student Conference in London in August where she will have the opportunity to interact with fellow IB students from around the world and experience what it means to be globally engaged. With aspirations of becoming a doctor and working with the Doctors Without Borders program, Maneet is looking forward to the conferences. I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to develop my own leadership capabilities at an event designed specifically for young people, and to increase my awareness of an ability to contribute to a wide variety of important global issues, Maneet said. I am also enthusiastic towards sharing and learning different approaches, driven from like-minded students to work towards one mission, a better world. I believe that young students, like myself have the energy and innovative ideas to be the secret of change and build a foundation for a better future. With her family covering the expenses for the London conference, Maneet focused her efforts on raising funds for the trip to Perth and was overjoyed when Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes offered some financial contribution. It was quite amazing. It is really helpful to know that people recognise my passion about global politics and are willing to contribute, Maneet explained. To get contacted by a passionate, talented, young woman is one of the best parts of my job, Ms Symes told the North Central Review. It is a privilege to be in a position to help influence young leaders. Its very rewarding when talented young people contact me because they have an interest in politics and community and Im happy to support them any way I can. I look forward to following Maneets progress through The Kilmore International School and I think the school and her family should be very proud. The Kilmore International School principal Andrew Taylor said that he was delighted that Maneet had been selected to attend the two conferences. These events will allow Maneet to explore global issues that affect young people in todays world, he continued. Maneet will also be helping to organise an IB Model UN National Coference at the school in October which will be open to all IB students in Tasmania and Victoria. Im very proud of her leadership and commitment to intercultural understanding globally and shes a wonderful ambassador for our school. Maneet thanked her parents, Ms Symes and The Kilmore International School for their support. Caption Text: High achiever: Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and The Kilmore International School principal Andrew Taylor congratulate Year 11 student Maneet Hora on her success. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.