Born and raised in war-torn Sri Lanka, Sashenka Worsman has an unwavering passion and commitment to lead young people in creating a world where equality and peace are commonplace and treating others how you wish to be treated comes as second nature.
Since moving to Australia in 2009, Sash has completed a double degree in Law and International Studies and worked in development, peace building, youth leadership and community campaigning. Sash has represented youth at the UN Climate talks in South Africa, is setting up a community project in Sri Lanka, worked through East Africa for the Campaign for Australian Aid collecting stories of transformation and most recently, Sash worked for World Vision Australia as the National Director of their Youth Movement – VGen.
Sash is currently the CEO of Australia’s largest youth run organisation – Oaktree . With over 200,000 members, Oaktree is young people leading a movement to end poverty. For her, change starts with a simple belief - that extreme poverty is unacceptable. Beliefs turn into action, and enough informed action will end extreme poverty in our lifetime. Sash is confident that young people and our human connectedness are the key to ending poverty, and she looks forward to discussing this with us at Change X Unzipped.
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