Shared Insight into Youth Inspiration

Subject: 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth – Launch Success

This weeks blog has to be a boast and toast. One of my dreams for the past 18 months came true last Saturday. The Global Poverty Project held 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth Launch Event at Federation Square, Melbourne.

I am passionate and inspired by my work. I have been privileged for the past 18 months to deliver this presentation over 50 times to youth and school audiences. At each presentation I have seen it ignite an intrigue, passion and unbridled enthusiasm in 10 – 17 year olds. For the first time last Saturday I got to share this insight and privilege with others.

Using a new completely youth-specific presentation (another dream come true) people were able to walk in my shoes and see the intellect, compassion and promise of action young people take on after a presentation. I hope they follow our new youth action website that captures all the amazing follow on actions that young people take after a presentation –

Anyway I can go on for days here but best to summarise it with some quotes from the day and photos. They don’t capture the vibe or amazing energy that was buzzing around but they try and the only way to experience this inspiration is to host a presentation for yourself! Love I get to love my job.

Dear Supporters,

Firstly, a huge “thank you” for those who were able to attend our Launch Event of 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth at Fed Square on Saturday!  It was an amazing showcase of the partnership between Plan and the Global Poverty Project and of course – the new youth-specific presentation.

Some feedback from the day:

  • “Not a moment where I wasn’t captivated. Really inspiring, interactive and definitely worth my weekend time! Thank you. Greatest Impact: Learning to look from a positive not negative perspective.” Shaf; Secondary Student
  • “Very inspiring step-by-step to guide to help end extreme poverty. Encouraging and      motivational.” Joanne; Student
  • “Extremely inspiring and informative.” Christy; Cowes Primary Teacher
  • “What you will see today is not theoretical. You will see from this presentation that we can actually make a big difference.”  Simon McKeon; Australian of the Year 2011

Attached are some photos or see our facebook page for more.

Proudly Presenting

Audience Discussion Student Testimonials


Plan & GPP

Student Testimonials


We have a team of presenters around the country ready to deliver the presentation in your school and community.  Be a part of the education and inspiration we offer and have a 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth presentation ignite the young people in your community!

To book a presentation, visit  For more information about our program, see our attached A4 booklet or check out our events page for upcoming presentations in your area.

We look forward to coming to your school or youth community soon! 

Many Thanks


d’Arcy Lunn

Australian & Youth and Schools Activation Manager

The Global Poverty Project;  M: +61 428 416 765,  W: + 61 3 9654 8678;  E:;  Add: Level 4 Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053;  Post: 71 Argyle St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Book a 1.4 Billion Reasons for Youth presentation to educate and inspire young people to become involved in the movement to end extreme poverty and have them Live Below the Line this May –


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