ENCOUNTER / YOUTH
“I am a creative, a visionary, a revolutionary, a voice for the youth and those who cannot speak. I dream to make this world a better place. My passions for making people smile and using the power of Random Acts of Kindness to help transform the world is contagious. Areas such as: climate change, nutrition, women’s rights and mental health are all subjects that ignite a burning desire in me to HELP PEOPLE. Through my own passion in the arts I wish to facilitate social impact and use the most powerful platforms such as the stage and social media to let my message be heard. The youth have the most to lose if action is not taken to make this world a better place. I wish to inspire and empower the young people, to raise their own voices and orchestrate their own talents to help make this world a better place!”
Lotus Casuarina is a 17 year old with a dream to change the world. For the last 6 years she has been using her talents in the performing arts as a platform for her climate activism, youth leadership and human rights advocacy. Lotus has a background in public speaking on various panels, stages and at schools, as well as delivering presentations at Universities, with a mission to educate her generation (and older ones) on the devastating effects of plastic, CSG mining, and animal agriculture just to name a few.
She is the founder and director of Seeds of Love, an international movement devoted to helping people in need by inspiring others around the globe to perform acts of kindness. Lotus is an Earth Guardians Ambassador for Australia and the South Pacific and is passionate about bringing awareness to the state of the planet, that the youth will be inheriting. She is an inspiring speaker persuading the audience to take action to make this world a better place for all life. As the Youth Director for Encounter Global she helps to develop strategic partnerships and coordinate our emerging network of youth leaders.
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YOUTH POWERED ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Byron Youth Service
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL YOUTH
Encounter Global is passionate about developing innovative models for youth to thrive. We are currently supporting the local youth service in Byron Bay, Australia with a strategic development process that will help move the organisation to a more self-sufficient, social enterprise model. By engaging youth in the process, we will be able to provide creative skills training and pathways for them to thrive in the future economy.
One Vision Productions
CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
OVP collaborates with community based organisations and schools to provide educational, social and musical opportunities as well as industry relevant mentoring programs that empower at-risk youth to make positive life choices, enabling them to maximise their personal potential. OVP’s workshop Hip-Hop, Dance and Film programs enhance the academic performance, community connections and career options of young people, delivering innovative solutions for youth reengagement. OVP has impacted the lives of over 10,000 at-risk youth across the country, in both regional and remote communities.
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