Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016 5 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION AWARDS Roghayeh Sadeghi Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award Winner 2015 Aspiring lawyer wins Newsboys Leadership Award Iranian-born student Roghayeh Sadeghi won the 2015 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award at the Victorian Student Representative Council Recognition Awards in Melbourne. Roghayeh, then 14 and a student at Northern Bay P-12 College, Peacock Campus at Corio near Geelong, was hailed as an inspiring leader for the example she provided fellow students and the work she has done. Roghayeh arrived in Australia with her family of nine in 2012 and advocates said, in the short time between her arrival and winning the Newsboys award, she had learned English and headed up her school’s model of student leadership across five campuses. She loved sport in her native Iran but was not allowed to play because she is female. Roghayeh now encourages Muslim girls to play Aussie Rules and encourages other young people to speak up on issues they care about without fear of judgment. Roghayeh was a leader in nurturing the college’s Stand Out program, tackling transphobia and bullying. Recently elected onto the VicSRC Executive team for 2016-2017, Roghayeh continues to use this platform to raise the voice of young people in Victoria. Roghayeh, an aspiring lawyer, won $5000 with the award and is using her prize money to seek out mentorships, attend conferences and workshops with UN Youth Australia and become an ambassador for the One Girl Foundation. Lily McCann Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Winner 2016 Violinist wins Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award A young violinist from Colbinabbin, near Bendigo, won the 2016 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award. Lily McCann, 16, grew up in Tasmania and played with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra. With her family, she moved to a farm at Colbinabbin more than a year ago. She has attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp and Young Symphonists programs. Lily said the award gives her the opportunity to experience those exciting and inspiring aspects of city life as a musician.   Lily said she was grateful for the award and that it will allow her to experience the music world of Melbourne with one of her parents. Lily promises to make the most of this exciting opportunity. The prize is an immersive week in Melbourne in April 2017 hosted by the Melbourne Recital Centre where Lily will attend a range of concerts by orchestral and string chamber groups, sit in on rehearsals, and learn from leading professional violinists and teachers. The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award seeks to address some of the issues affecting music students living in regional areas, including working in isolation and the added challenges associated with accessing learning opportunities.