Congratulations to Joshua Abrokwah (Year 12) for being named the NSW Youth Sector Volunteer of the Year at the 2023 NSW Youth Work Awards.
Josh received the award at a ceremony at Sydney Harbour on Thursday 26 October, which was held as part of the Listen, Learn & Celebrate NSW Youth Work Conference.
Josh is a worthy recipient of the award. He has volunteered for Youth Action as a local youth counsellor, worked with Headspace as a Youth Representative and worked with the Cooma Multicultural Centre. Josh has recently been a part of the Volunteer Voices project run by Settlement Services International, has been elected as a 2023 Youth Parliamentarian, and worked under Youth Action’s NSW Health Literacy Advisory Council.
On top of Josh’s achievements and commitments in the volunteering space, he has also taken on a challenging academic workload in Year 11 and 12, performed in the College musical and several music ensembles, and was a member of the SRC in 2022.
According to Josh, it was a surprise to have his name called at the awards ceremony.
“I was surprised as the other nominees had a lot of experience, but it feels really good,” Josh said.
“I’m 17 so my working life has just begun. It feels good to be recognised for all the travel and the hard work.
“I enjoy volunteering, but beyond that, there are lots of trips to Canberra and Sydney, and I also get a lot of networking opportunities. I’ve met a lot of people who I now have really good relationships with, and that leads to more projects and even more opportunities.”
The College congratulates Josh on this magnificent achievement!
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