11yo author and architect of social change to speak at Mandurah event

Bella Burgmeister speaks in Mandurah on May 21.
Bella Burgmeister speaks in Mandurah on May 21.

BELLA Burgemeister is not only an author but a motivational speaker with a passion for creating positive change.

She is just 11 years old.

Bella from Dayelup, who will speak in Mandurah later this month, wrote her book Bella’s Challenge to help other young people understand issues of climate change, and profits from sales contribute to another project initiated by Bella to install lockers for homeless people in Bunbury.

The lockers provide homeless people with a place to store their belongings, and an agreed contract is created to support the individual to make desired changes in their life and circumstances.

Bella presented her idea to the City of Bunbury, which supported the project and 30 lockers have been proposed with funding from the council and public sponsorship.

Bella also engaged the support of AccordWest to manage the use of the lockers.

She successfully pitched her ideas at Bunbury Neighbourhood Soup to gain funding for the production of her book and has become an accomplished public speaker, delivering presentations at several public events.

Bella will speak in Mandurah at the next meeting of PeelConnect at Make Place on Sunday, May 21 at 2pm.

Contact PeelConnect via email peelconnect@gmail.com or phone 0420 714 379.

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