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Scanning the Horizon

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1 November 2018

Scanning the Horizon

Scanning the Horizon

Recebtly a group of students had the opportunity to attend the Don Dunstan lecture at the Stamford Grand. It was an inspiring afternoon where the CEO of Grameen Australia, Katrina Dunn, spoke about how young people can help to build a new civilisation, where each person can be given a chance to succeed. There was a lot to think about and each of the students left the session with questions and inspiration on how to build a future that is fair for all.

I was one of the eight lucky students that had the opportunity to see Katrina Dunn, the CEO of Grameen Bank Australia, give a speech at the annual Don Dunston Oration. The event was organised by the Don Dunston Foundation and held at the Stanford Plaza Hotel, which in itself was a different experience for some students. The talk explored Katrina’s life achievements and her ideas for the world she would like to see in the future. She spoke about the power of social business, outlining different types and her aim to create a world with three zeros: Zero pollution, zero carbon imitations, and zero unemployment.

This was a very interesting lecture as it was directed at our future and made us think of how we would like to help build a better world. Through her talk on social business Katrina highlighted our responsibilities as global citizens. We learned about how her use of social businesses at Grameen has provided long term solutions for communities as opposed to short term ones. For example, her experience in having a chicken farm business which helped equip communities with the skills to look after chickens, sell chickens and generate income, compared to giving them food in the short term.

We also learnt how a charity dollar only has one use compared to the social business dollar which can regenerate infinite repercussions for these disadvantaged communities. Then Don Dunston Oration provided the students with many opinions on the ideas presented, and how we can take these ideas beyond the classroom to make positive change.

Billie Bowen

Callum Iles
Business and Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Congratulations to Daniel O’Connor, Ella O’Connor, Aneesa Shaki, Thangam Verghese, Winter Birkett and Keagan Wallac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…