“South Sudanese Youth Chairmanship” election

South Sudanese from all over NSW gathered at St John’s public school to vote for a Youth leader of the South Sudanese community group.

Talking to some of the members of the community, I discovered that the elected candidate will not only serve as a role model for the whole community and organise events but the whole process of the election gives members of the community an opportunity to vote in a democratic election. Something which they have never done before! It was very cute seeing younger community members teaching the elders how to vote for their choice of the 2 candidates.

The winner of the election was, Longar Akol. And why shouldn’t he with the following text on his election poster.

“Vote for the prosperity of our nation.

My aim are:

- To encourage unity.

- To promote peace and harmony among ourselves.”

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