I thought i had to be perfect

"I was born in a Refugee camp in hardship. From my birth up to now, all I know is hard work" I thought that I should share a spoken word poetry I wrote and presented at my time in the Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Unfortunately, I was unable to record it...

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UN Youth Assembly Final Creed

My journey at the 2016 UN Youth Assembly is among the best days in my entire life. I learned many new things, heard new stories and met so many inspiring people. As my journey comes to an end, I would like to leave everyone with a final creed. I believe that the pursuit of peace,…

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UN Youth Assembly Social Venture Challenge Winners

Hi guys, In my last blog, I talked about how we had a Social Ventures Challenge where we were divided into teams and where asked to develop a new social venture which is both socially beneficial and profitable. I am thrilled to announce that my team won the Best Project Award for our revolutionary Social…

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First Impressions Count

Journal No.2 checking in. On my first two days in New York, I realised that everything is the complete opposite of Brisbane. The time zone (I was jet lagged on the first day), the driving directions (which is really weird) and even the turning of the water tap just to name a few. I wonder…

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Goodbye Australia, Hello New York

Finally landed in the United States of America. Safe and sound. Now I’m feeling motivated and looking forward to the few intensive weeks ahead. But before I continue, I would first like to extend my gratitude to the QUT Faculty of Law and the Dean Professor John Humphrey for the well-crafted Article they posted about…

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My St James Story

Before I begin my speech, I would first like to pay my respect to the past, present and future and acknowledge the important roles Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the St James community. My name is Fred Duku Silver and I am a motivational speaker for young people. I…

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Testimonials, where leaders are made

6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium Hong Kong 2015 It is an extraordinary thing to bring the world’s top 873 young minds in the same platform because changes and great things are bound to happen. I can say without any doubt that I am not the same person I was before attending the symposium. It…

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