THREE City of South Perth residents will represent WA in Hong Kong this February as part of the International Youth Exchange Program (IYEP).
Now in its second year, the Hong Kong-Western Australia IYEP gives delegates an opportunity to better understand different cultures, build self-confidence and develop international friendships and networks as a base for their future education and career goals.
Zoe Fitzgerald (20), Darci Miller (24) and Conor McLaughlin (19) were chosen for the program after demonstrating a willingness to go the extra mile for their communities.Youth Minister Peter Tinley urged all 12 WA delegates to maximise the opportunities offered by visiting each other’s countries.
“The Hong Kong-Western Australia IYEP is a wonderful cross-cultural engagement initiative that is designed to nurture relations between WA and China,” he said.
“I am confident the exchange program will offer experiences and perspectives that can be used by all the delegates to strengthen the foundations of their future education and career goals.”
Last month, WA hosted 12 delegates from Hong Kong as part of the initiative, which the State contributes $60,000 toward each year.