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Enabled young people with stronger intercultural capabilities, through critical and creative thinking, so that they have the agency to navigate a complex world and build thriving diverse communities.

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Placing students at the heart of the conversation, in 2018 our Go Global series was focused on providing our young Australians with a platform to explore and discuss our place in the region and help them to develop the skills required to navigate and succeed in a globally connected and culturally diverse world. 

In 2018, Go Global

  • Delivered its largest Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum as part of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Directly involving over 70 students from across New South Wales and South Australia, former Ministers the Hon Julie Bishop MP and the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells MP both attended to address the cohort providing insights into how they as young Australians are the future of the development of Australia’s people-to-people links with the region.
  • Launched our our inaugural Global Goals Primary Forum as part of our Engaging Students with the World series delivered in partnership with the Queensland Department of Education and Training.
  • With the support of the Victorian Department of Education, through our Globally Engaged Learners series we supported 100 students in low socio-economic, regional and rural areas across Victoria with the opportunity to build their capabilities as young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.
  • Over the year, we delivered nation-wide student-led forums involving over 1120 students across 140 schools.

Read more about our ASEAN-Australia Special Summit Youth Forum here.


In 2018, a selection of our programs were supported by the Australian Government.

  • The ASEAN-Australia Youth Forum in NSW was funded by the Commonwealth through the Australia-ASEAN Council.
  • The Engaging Students with the World series was funded by the Queensland Department of Education.
  • The Globally Engaged Learners series was funded by the Victorian Department of Education.
  • The Global Goals Youth Forum in WA was funded by the Western Australia Department of Education.




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