UNICEF - Young Ambassador

26 Jun 15

 Jeff Effendi (2000-07)   

 

 

Jeff is obviously a man with a social consciience! He is currently a Young Ambassador with UNICEF.

 

Jeff says, ' UNICEF Australia's Young Ambassador program is an incredible opportunity to engage the community in campaigning for children's rights'.

 

"I hope to inspire and equip young Australians to take charge in empowering less privileged children both in our own backyards and overseas," he says.

 

At age 6 he moved from Indonesia to Australia where he witnesed racial persectuion and killings. Since this time he has been passionate about minimising the risk of poverty and injustice subjected to children at home and abroad.

 

He has a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from UWA and volunteers as a community legal centre. He has also started a web-design studio to support children and engage in pro bono work with not-for-profits and is currently obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at ANU.