Young Social Entrepreneurs
The Chronicle, 1 August 2017
One of the most inspiring things that I do as a local MP is host breakfast for young social entrepreneurs.
Sunny Forsyth, Neha Pathak and Tristan Skinner work with Abundant Water, which distributes water filters in developing nations such as East Timor. Through Raize the Roof, Lincoln and Danielle Dal Cortivo are supporting seriously ill children in the ACT and orphaned children in Botswana.
Hannah Wandel leads Country to Canberra, providing mentoring support to young women in rural Australia. Francesca Maclean started Fifty50 to promote gender equity in science and engineering. Maddeline Mooney is exploring the need for a new body that looks at mental wellbeing in the deaf community.
The event was a chance to build connections and tackle shared challenges. I left impressed at the talent and commitment of Canberra’s social entrepreneurs.
Andrew Leigh is the Federal Member for Fenner, and his website is www.andrewleigh.com.