Expo of­fers girls support

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

MORE than 500 young girls at­tended the Girl Em­pow­er­ment Project at the Guild­ford Town Hall last week.

The expo, which was or­gan­ised by Year 10 stu­dent Jor­dyn Hul­let, was de­signed to show­case support avail­able to ado­les­cent girls.

The event was funded by the City of Swan through the What Say Youth grants pro­gram.

Swan Mayor David Lu­cas said the event demon­strated ex­cep­tional youth lead­er­ship.

“Young peo­ple are all driv­ers of change in our world and I am proud the City could help em­power Jor­dyn in this process,” he said.

“The City’s grants pro­gram is there to make these fan­tas­tic ideas a re­al­ity and help make life bet­ter for our com­mu­ni­ties.”

Coun­cil­lor Mark El­liott said the expo high­lighted op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to young girls and in­tro­duced them to all types of ser­vices avail­able them.

“The expo was de­signed to be a fun and cre­ative way to em­power ado­les­cents in de­vel­op­ing con­fi­dence in their skills, abil­i­ties and fu­tures,” he said.

“It was great to see in­spi­ra­tional lo­cal women de­liver talks and per­for­mances, in­clud­ing a pas­sion­ate speech from 2005 Aus­tralian of the Year Fiona Wood.”

Em­pow­er­ment project or­gan­iser Jor­dyn Hul­let with Dr Fiona Wood.

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