Young leader emerges from Youth Foyer

29 June 2015

Belal El-Baba, a member of the Kangan Youth Foyer, is preparing to sit in this year's Youth Parliament, reported the Hume Leader last week.

'I wish to become a diplomat. My greatest aspiration is possibly to become an ambassador,' said Belal El-Baba to Hume Leader.

'He will be one of six Kangan students to participate in the YMCA initiative, which gives people between the ages of 16 and 25 the opportunity to speak out on a wide range of issues over three days,' said the newspaper. 

Based at Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows campus, the Education First Youth Foyer is a collaboration between the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Hanover Welfare Services and the Victorian Government. 

The youth foyer model is an innovative service that offers secure accommodation to young people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness in exchange for a commitment to study while preparing for future employment. 

Learn more about the Youth Foyer program »

Read the full article that appeared in Hume Leader » 

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