Guest presenter, Bella Burgemeister
Bella is 13 and comes from Bunbury, Western Australia. Bella is author and presenter of her book Bella’s Challenge. Bella’s Challenge is a Kids take on the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and outlines the goals in kids speak and sets out simple challenges kids can do help their communities and the planet. Bella has presented her book to over 6000 students around Australia. All proceeds from the book sales have gone back into sustainable development projects like homeless lockers in Bunbury.
Bella is Co-President of Millennium Kids which is a kid led environmental organisation working on ways to help the planet.
2017 and 2018 Finalist in the WA Young Achiever of the Year Awards.
2018 Winner of the WA Youth Award for Sustainable Futures.
2018 CCWA Young Environmentalist of the Year.
Children’s VOICE Conference
Sunday 17th November 2019
The University of Western Australia
VOICE (Voicing Our Ideas for Children Everywhere) is a FREE conference run by children, for children.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and World Children’s Day, it will be a platform for children to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions about matters that are important to them in the world and in their futures.
There will be two sessions (5-8 year olds in the morning and 9-12 year olds in the afternoon), each including children’s presentions, group activities and a discussion with a panel of influential adults from various sectors.
Children will be encouraged to look at issues in their neighborhood, or in their experience, and to relate these ideas to the ‘big picture’ issues mentioned in the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).