SYDNEY – Seeking to empower young Muslims in the work field, a leading Muslim organization will be hosting the country’s first Muslim youth day next week, to help youth find career direction.
“With so many options available, it can become overwhelming for the youth to decide on a career direction,” United Muslims of Australia (UMA) Dawah representative Omar Chaar told The Daily Telegraph on Monday, January 9.
“We have encountered many situations whereby youth are confused and we believe that the Australian Muslim Youth Day event is the solution.”
The event was first suggested after the UMA noticed a “lack of direction” among youths in southwest Sydney,
The event will be held at Australian National Sports Club at Parry Park, Lakemba, on Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
It will be attended by more than 70 professionals across 30 industries who will give advice and mentorship to Muslim youth seeking to find a career.
Attendants include champion boxer Billy Dib and former Bulldog Hazem El Masri.
The expo will also have fireworks, free showbags, rides, and market food.
“Not only will they enjoy the fun-filled environment of the event, they will also take away important career defining advice, handy material, a mentor and most importantly a direction,” Chaar said.
“We believe that we have the tools and resources to assist the youth with career development.”
Muslims, who have been in Australia for more than 200 years, make up 1.7 percent of its 20-million population.
Islam is the country’s second largest religion after Christianity.