©2018 by The Young Humanitarians Conference




Our Vision

● Encounter different cultural worlds
● Empower young people to do good and take action
● Embrace a sense of welcome and community resilience

The Young Humanitarians Conference reaches out to culturally diverse young people to engage them in volunteering and humanitarian action. In times of global upheaval and crisis, young people will learn how to create positive change through local action in their communities.


You will get to hear from speakers, performers and attend interactive workshops. Most importantly, the conference is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and grow your

Bankstown Poetry Slam

Embracing self-identity and confidence through creativity. BPS is the southern hemisphere's largest poetry slam and they're here to nurture your creative side


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Sara Mansour is the founding board member of NOW Australia and co-founder and director of Bankstown Poetry Slam. As a practising lawyer and performing poet, she uses her practise and art to shed light on issues of political and social importance. In 2018, she was a mentor for the Sydney Writers Festival Youth Curators program, and delivered a TEDX Talk in Parramatta on the inception of the Bankstown Poetry Slam and whether there had been a resurgence of literature in Western Sydney.


Isaiah is a Butchulla and Gawara salt water man. Butchulla of Fraser Island, Hervey Bay and Gawara of the Northern Territory, his skin name is Yakamarri.

Isaiah has won multiple prestigious awards through TAFE NSW and is a strong advocate for Indigenous children in foster care. It doesn’t matter where you come from, it’s where you’re going that matters. Isaiah is currently the CEO / Founder of a unique and empathetic mentoring company, ID. Know Yourself that supports Aboriginal youth in Out of Home Care.


Sara Saleh is an award-winning Arab-Australian writer, poet, human rights activist and long time campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice. She has worked for Amnesty International and CARE International in Australia and the Middle East.


Sara has performed and published her poetry nationally and internationally. She is currently co-curating the upcoming anthology, Growing Up Arab in Australia (Picador 2019), her debut fiction novel.


Sara is currently completing her Juris Doctor of Law. She is a proud Bankstown Poetry Slam 'Slambassador' and board member of national advocacy organisation GetUp!


Parliment on King 

Parliament on King have catered for our conference  Hungry for change? Let us cater for your next event.
We’ve done everything from corporate lunches, conferences and conventions to birthday parties, formal dinners and weddings.

Boomerang Bags 

Engaging communities, upcycling materials, reducing plastic consumption and fostering sustainable behaviour.


Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness was established in 2011, NNCA is a First Nations owned and operated cultural service provider on the far south coast of NSW on Yuin country. NNCA facilitate cultural awakenings in the Tourism, Corporate, Event and Education sectors with a range of services to help ensure that traditional koori cultural ways of knowing get delivered in South Eastern Australia.


Our vision is to create public art with purpose, in Australia, and around the world. In particular to create works that address the social, political, cultural and environmental issues we face as a global community. In doing so, we hope to provide more opportunities for artivists to positively impact society, and to inspire and nurture the next generation of artivists.  



Day 1 - Tues 26th Feb

08:30 Registration begins

Welcome to Country + Keynote Speaker

Morning tea

Workshop sessions #1


Workshop sessions #2

Afternoon Tea

3:00 pm Finish


Day 2 - Wed 27th Feb

08:30 Registration begins

Welcome to Country + Keynote Speaker #2

Morning tea & Service Expo

Workshop sessions #3 


Conference Highlights, Q&A Panel

Performance + Cultural show

Afternoon tea

3:00 pm Finish


This conference has been designed by multicultural young people over many months. From keynote speakers to workshop topics and artwork, this is a conference for young people, designed by young people. Thank you to all the Youth Ambassadors who have been involved!

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Get in Touch

We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out Hannah Lai our Young Humanitarians Project Conference Lead.


The Young Humanitarians Project

Funding for the Young Humanitarians Project has been provided by the NSW Government through Multicultural NSW.