Youth of Tomorrow has suspended all Flagship Events in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for 2020 due to the recent COVID-19 prevention announcement by the Prime Minister of Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last week that non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people are to be suspended as part of Australia’s prevention measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Flagship Events are Youth of Tomorrow’s key initiatives in delivering the national Schools Future-Fit Program in social inclusion and diversity, physical health, mental wellbeing, gender equality and sustainability.
The recent suspension is necessary to sustain the wellbeing and safety of youth across the program states.
CEO of Youth of Tomorrow Umit Oraloglu supports the suspension of the Flagship Events with the recent advice by the Prime Minister.
“We need to work together to support the prevention process. We are in unchartered territory and need to be vigilant in how we approach our initiatives. Fundamentally, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of the youth we engage with,” Umit Oraloglu said.
The Flagship Events will resume in 2021 but relies entirely on the advice by the federal government.
The national program has been delivered to over 9,000 youth at Melbourne Park, Victoria, Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland and Ken Rosewall Arena, New South Wales since 2008 and will continue to expand nationally in the coming years.
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