The City of Whittlesea, Victoria organised the Walk with the Mayor Program on  International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2018 that was joined by Al Siraat College students.

Walk with the Mayor Program was combined with two more events,  a photo exhibition of women in our community at the Great Hall in the City of Whittlesea and a high tea at the Parliament House in celebration of Women’s day.

Prior to both events the mayor took the students around the council and showed them the various departments and the roles and responsibilities of each area which all come together to run the council.

Our first two students, Aisha from year 10 and Medina from year 11, were very excited to be a part of this program.  It gave them the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day together with our city’s Mayor Kris Pavlidis at two major events.

Mayor Kris is very passionate about gender equality and a big advocate for seeing greater gender balance especially in high-end decision making positions, as well as closing the gap in pay.  She is also passionate about inspiring young people to realise the incredible opportunities available to them.

Aisha and Medina got the opportunity to ask the mayor plenty of questions about her role and moving forward will be developing a presentation about their experience.

Al Siraat College appreciated the opportunity to be a part of  this important program that Mayor Kris Pavlidis has pioneered and looks forward to inspiring their students and developing their skills as spokespeople for our communities.