My whole life I’ve benefited from Australia’s education system. It’s where I made most of my friends, where I matured and developed, where I learned most of the skills I use today. Sure, it’s had its ups and downs, but overall, I have absolutely loved my education journey.
But I’ve been incredibly lucky.
Ever since I was a little kid in primary school I’ve
watched kids slip through the cracks and fall out
of the education system, or be forgotten within it.
My sister is one such example. She was let down by the education system, dropping out without support when she was young. This led to a sharp decline in both her mental and her physical health.
I applied to become a UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador because I wanted to do something about this issue. I was lucky, again, and I got the position.