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The Board of QPASTT is delighted to announce that Beny Bol OAM is joining QPASTT as our Senior Leader for Youth Engagement and Community Partnerships.

Beny has been a valued partner of QPASTT for many years, as a representative and leader of Queensland’s African communities.

Beny brings a wealth of community and youth engagement experience, including over a decade at Youth Off The Streets in varied roles including the Outreach Program Manager (VIC & QLD) and the Queensland Engagement and Support Manager.  He has also played a significant role in the development of the African Youth Support Council which has implemented the Youth Hub in Redbank Plains as well as new hubs in Geebung and Moorooka.  Beny has a Masters in International Law from Griffith University and a Masters of Governance and Public Policy from the University of Queensland.

Beny is a values-driven leader.  He believes strongly in empowering leadership – especially of young people. In his acceptance of an OAM in recognition of his service to youth in 2021, Beny shared his vision for an inclusive and compassionate society:

‘It’s important to have a global vision that focuses on humanitarian causes and advancing people’s general welfare regardless of their cultural, religious, political or economic backgrounds. That’s how society should be – focusing on values that bring and bind us together as people. The key community values of inclusiveness, generosity and compassion are underpinned by humanitarian values. We are one people, regardless of our cultural background or circumstances.’

We are very excited for Beny to join our Senior Leadership Team to lead and develop QPASTT’s engagement with young people and Queensland’s diverse cultural communities.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Beny.
Yours sincerely

Professor Emeritus Keithia Wilson
Chair of QPASTT
Jamila Padhee

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