Changemaker: Oussama Abou-Zeid
Country of Implementation: Australia
Youth in Melbourne are often overlooked, underestimated, or are just not taken seriously by
the elders. This can often lead to the youth not being motivated, and just feel that no matter
what they do, it is not enough. This has got to change. Oussama and his friends in Newport
Melbourne, want to create a commnunity where all can flourish and reach their full potential.
Camp for Change 2019, would help achieve this and allow the youth to feel their worth in the
community. Taking place Mid Summer 2019, the Camp will invite 60 selected youth, ages 13
and above, to take part in a weekend filled of workshops, leadership development, team
work and recreational activities. With a strong emphasis on community engagement, the
participants will have the opportunity to meet with community leaders, brainstorm and
network with like minded individuals. Creating an environment that welcomes discussion,
creativity and camaraderie will allow the participants to grow and feel motivated to better
the community that they live in.