East Arnhem and Galiwin’ku youth leader, Jermaine Campbell, has been selected as a member of the 2014 Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians.
At just 21 years of age, Jermaine is an Indigenous Assistant Teacher in Galiwin’ku, and was motivated to nominate for the Round Table through his desire to help young kids and improve counsellor services and access in communities.
“...I feel that many Indigenous communities over the Top End don’t have safe houses and a lot of Indigenous youths out in remote communities don’t have resources or councellors...” said Jermaine.
“That’s where I am passionate about helping kids and I would love to see safe houses all across the Top End remote communities”
With a strong vision of one day seeing a safe house up and running in his community of Galiwin’ku, Jermaine has just returned from his first meeting representing Galiwin’ku youth on the Round Table in Darwin, and will spend the year attending meetings and developing a project to present to the Chief Minister and his staff at the end of 2014.
East Arnhem Regional Council Gumurr Marthakal Ward Councillor and Deputy President, Mavis Danganbarr, was glowing in her appraisal of Jermaine.
“Jermaine is an outstanding member of our community. He is a valuable role model for youth and adults, and we are very proud to have him represent Galiwin’ku on the Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians”.
For further information on the Chief Minister’s Round Table of Young Territorians please visit www.youth.nt.gov.au