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Youth Profile - David Ninan

QUIZ FOR DILI is an annual fundraising event hosted by City of Darwin’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to raise much-needed funds for the Action for Change Foundation, a youth training centre in Timor Leste. We caught up with 25-year-old YAC member David Ninan for a chat.

Tell us about your involvement in Quiz for Dili?
This is my first year getting involved with Quiz for Dili but I’m excited to see how it turns out! We’ve had a lot of great sponsors and the funds raised will have an amazing impact on youth people in Timor-Leste.

Is charity work and fundraising something you’re passionate about?
I absolutely love charity work and fundraising because it all ties in together with one of my favourite activities, which is to volunteer as much as I can.

What drew you to being involved in the Youth Advisory Committee?
It’s the chance to get involved in a group that empowers youth voices in the community. Being a member has also allowed me to find out what’s happening locally and expand my interests through meeting people from all walks of life.

Any other projects you’re passionate about?
I’m passionate about educating young people in financial literacy, as I strongly believe that it’s the key to building stability for our future. I’d also like to help improve people’s understanding of how the law and government works so they can feel more involved in current affairs and decision-making.

Career-wise, what do you hope to do in future?
I would love to be the Secretary-General of the United Nations someday, or possibly combine my love for the law and finance to prevent corruption in Australia.

What’s a perfect weekend in D-Town for you?
The perfect weekend for me in Darwin is a nice sunny Saturday that I can spend at the beach with the people important to me, and a rainy Sunday that I can just curl up on the divan on my verandah with a good novel.

Sell it to us! Why shouldn’t we miss Quiz for Dili?
It's an amazing annual event run by young people in Darwin to support young people in our sister city, Dili. It’s a great event with lots of support from the community, and has been running for quite a while with many returning each year to take part, which I think is a testament to how excellent it is. It sounds to me like a great place to meet new people and have some competitive fun!

Quiz for Dili
WHEN THU 17 SEP | 6.30PM
COST $20 | $160 TABLE 10

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