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Youth Parliament for 2013 Gul Agha Alizadah

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Youth Parliament for 2013 Gul Agha Alizadah
by John Creighton - Friday, 28 June 2013, 5:50 PM

 Ilam Youth Parliamentarian

Gul Agha Alizadah Ilam Youth Parliamentarian

Congratulations to Gul Agha Alizadah for being selected as Ilam’s Youth Parliament representative. Gul Agha is in Year 13 at Burnside High School and will be studying for a degree in political science and economics next year at Canterbury University. Ultimately he wishes to be a Member of Parliament.

Gul Agha has featured in the Newspaper:  Please click to view the full article. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-mail/community/8819049/Refugee-in-youth-parliament

Even as Afghani refugee Gul Agha Alizadah flew into Auckland at the tender age of eight, he "knew" he had a future and a hope. He little realised this might take him into parliament in his adopted country while yet in his teens.

Now aged 17 and in his final year at Burnside High School, Gul Agha has been selected as Ilam's Youth Parliament representative from a strong line-up of candidates. Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee is delighted with his choice.

"Gul Agha knows the importance of having 'a voice', " Mr Brownlee said. "I'm sure he will give 100 per cent."

(Edited by Sandra Sidaway - original submission Friday, 28 June 2013, 1:02 PM)