Well, Day 5 has finally come and gone, and frankly I am quite saddened by this happening. I have been in “Voices For Justice” for 5 days and already it seems like the bond i’ve created with other people has become inseparable. I am joyed by our endeavours, but also saddened by it’s timely adjournment. I have seen both the House of Representatives and the Senator Rooms, both in action from the parliaments Q&A sessions.
It seemed like the 5 days I spent in Canberra were merely a few moments in life, it just happens so quickly. And that the learning I have accomplished by being involved in Micah Challenge, Voices For Justice, is far greater than an entire semester of theoretical knowledge–although I do like my classes :P
People come and go, Governments come and go, Life comes and goes, but friendship always stays. I personally believe that I have gained many priceless friendship in this event. I have gained new perspectives on how I view the poor and our role in helping them. My eyes have been opened to just how open these Parliamentarians really are to outsiders who has something worthwhile to say. But most of all, I have seen the good works of God through man in the all aspects of aiding the poor, lame, blind and even the healthy with the things that they are struggling with.
So without further ado, here is a quick dot points on some highlights of todays events:
- Got to lobby with Senator McKenzie, who turned out not only to be incredibly cool, but also incredibly nice!
- Got to take a picture of Senator McKenzie whilst near the Giant Toilet. Now the Giant Toilet is a representation of the 2.1Billion People who do not have a proper toileting facilities, which contributes to the millions of deaths which occur in developing countries.
- We waited for Mr. Alan Tudge for an interview but we didn’t get to him :(
- I went to visit the same playground my sister and I played on back 10 years ago when we first set foot in Canberra–I was 8 years old!!
Lastly, I’d also just like to give a moment of thanks to RUSU (RMIT University Student Union) for their contributions and support in my endeavours of attending Voices For Justice 2011. Through them I have achieved things that far greater exceeds my wildest dreams. It has been such an incredible experience, and is one that i’ll never-ever forget. Thank You RUSU.