28 March 2024

Global Citizen NOW: A Youth Summit

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Global Citizen NOW, a youth summit co-founded by Carey alum (2001) and Carey Medallist (2005) Hugh Evans, gathers the world’s leading voices dedicated to ending extreme poverty. This year, Jonathan Walter, Michael Nelson, Sally Nelson, Harry Dendle and Middle School Captains, Hazel and Henry, were fortunate to be invited to attend.

While Australia hosted ASEAN leaders in Melbourne to discuss the future of the region, the Global Citizen NOW summit convened world leaders with a focus on elevating the voices of the Asia-Pacific’s brightest young minds who are already driving action on the climate crisis, gender inequity, innovations in health systems, and fighting food insecurity.

We heard from Global Citizen’s Ambassadors songwriter Charlie Puth; the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard; President of the World Bank, Ajay Banga; and other well renowned leaders such as the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Xanana Gusmão; and eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, to only name a few.

Carey is looking forward to future collaborations with Global Citizen. Hazel and Henry share their reflections about the summit below.

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Deputy Head of Middle School Harry Dendle; Head of Integrated and Immersive Learning, Sally Nelson; Carey alum, Carey Medallist and Co-Founder of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans (2001); the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; Middle School Captains, Hazel and Henry; Carey Principal, Jonathan Walter; and Member of the Carey Board the Hon. Mary Wooldridge.
Deputy Head of Middle School Harry Dendle; Head of Integrated and Immersive Learning, Sally Nelson; Carey alum, Carey Medallist and Co-Founder of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans (2001); the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; Middle School Captains, Hazel and Henry; Carey Principal, Jonathan Walter; and Member of the Carey Board the Hon. Mary Wooldridge.
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Hazel and Henry with Nornie Bero, Executive Chef, CEO and Owner of Mabu Mabu
Hazel and Henry with Nornie Bero, Executive Chef, CEO and Owner of Mabu Mabu

Hazel: I recently had the opportunity and honour to be part of the delegation representing Carey at the Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne Youth Summit. This event brought together many inspiring young leaders who had already driven positive change in their communities. The aim was to inspire others to do the same and promote collaboration between leaders on pressing global issues. A highlight for me was getting to listen to and later meet Nornie Bero, who is an incredible chef who also founded Mabu Mabu – a culinary business focussed on promoting cooking with native Australian ingredients sourced locally and sustainably. It was great to learn about how native ingredients could be incorporated into kitchens around Australia, as well as getting to taste a few of these ingredients too. Coming away from this conference, I feel very inspired by these amazing changemakers. I look forward to collaborating with other Carey students to see how we can make a positive impact at school and in our communities.

Henry: I was very fortunate to attend this event with many global leaders and like-minded people. It was an excellent opportunity to learn about the state of our climate, how it’s affecting us all and the future generations to come, and how we must take action now rather than later. Even though we won’t be here, it’s our grandchildren who will pay the price of today’s choices. I am imparting the knowledge I have gained to my fellow students and community: together we can make great changes.

Sally Nelson
Head of Integrated and Immersive Learning

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