UMA hosts first Australian Muslim Youth Day to help youths find career direction

Muslim leader in Australia

A NEW careers festival is hoping to take the fear out of that dreaded question — where do you see yourself in five years?

After noticing a “lack of direction” among youths in southwest Sydney, United Muslims of Australia came up with the idea to host the first Australian Muslim Youth Day.

“With so many options available, it can become overwhelming for the youth to decide on a career direction,” UMA Dawah representative Omar Chaar said.

“We have encountered many situations whereby youth are confused and we believe that the AMYD event is the solution.”

The free expo will be held at Australian National Sports Club at Parry Park, Lakemba, on Sunday from 10am to 8pm.

More than 70 professionals across 30 industries will give advice and mentorship.

Champion boxer Billy Dib and former Bulldog Hazem El Masri will make an appearance at the expo and there will be fireworks, free showbags, rides, and market food.

“Not only will they enjoy the fun-filled environment of the event, they will also take away important career defining advice, handy material, a mentor and most importantly a direction,” Mr Chaar said.

“We believe that we have the tools and resources to assist the youth with career development.”