Esmat is in year 12 at Bendigo Senior Secondary College.
He moved to Bendigo from Afghanistan in late 2018.
Esmat worked in various volunteer programs in his home country, such as the World Health Organisation, focusing on polio vaccinations, and various other social and cultural associations.
He co-founded an association which ran activities around art, education and reading competitions. The association focused on helping youth and disadvantaged community members.
Esmat is so happy that he was selected to be a Youth Councillor. Being a Youth Councillor allows him to be an active community member.
Esmat hopes that in his role, he will ensure that every youth in Bendigo has the opportunity to succeed. He is passionate about assisting disadvantaged youth and engaging the wider Afghan community in Bendigo.
To get in touch with Esmat by emailing [email protected]