“When we look back and reflect on the journey to date since we started this project, we would find that our commitment and yours are causing a paradigm shift within us all and within the wider community. Thank you for your continued passion and commitment to fostering stabilities for our families and for encouraging others to do same. It is in so doing that the wider community is embracing who we are and our humanness.”– Dr Michael Akindeju
As well said by Malala Yousafzai “we realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”. For too long, we were all made to feel our voices were insignificant, but that is changing. However, we would have failed to amplify our collective voices if we did not showcase the talents and voices of our young people; our dreams will be blank if our young people don’t share the passion to rebrand African Australian identity and if we do not jointly put our shoulders to the plough to push the injustices that plague us-all to a corner where they remain powerless and stingless.
“Today is about educating our hearts and soul as much as it is about educating our minds. So, let your voices be loud, let it be heard, and be proud of it.” — Dr Michael Akindeju
This session raised valuable points and identified how BAA might contemplate some solutions to the challenges and embrace the opportunities they present.