Bio: NT winner Nooria Muradi

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FullSizeRender (16)Nooria Muradi is the Northern Territory winner of the 2015 Country to Canberra Essay Competition. You can read her essay here and learn a little more about her below!


1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I am a passionate, caring, approachable, social and outgoing person. I love to help people and volunteering is my keen interest. My passions include gender equality, youth justice, human rights in (particularly women’s rights), multiculturalism and science. I believe change and the road to progression is attainable with action and commitment. I always aim to be the very best of me, and to stand up for justice. I am also a very positive, and optimistic person, I always try to look on the bright side of any given situation.

2. How old are you and what grade are you in?

I’m 17 and in grade 11.

3. Where do you live? 

I live in the beautiful town of Alice Springs.

4. Who is your role model and why?

My role model is Martin Luther King, Jr, because he stood up for equality and served and acted on behalf of others.

5. What’s your favourite thing about living in rural Australia?

There are so many things, but if I had to say one thing I would say the friendly, and warm nature of the close community.

6. Tell us a couple of things you to relax/have fun?

I enjoy reading, and exercising, as well as learning new skills and meeting new people and respectively, learning about different cultures.

7. What’s your favourite quote?

‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world’ – Mahatma Ghandi

8. Why did you enter Country to Canberra’s essay competition?

The main reason I entered was because I wanted to share my experience with other people and tell people why I was passionate about gender equality.

9. What do you hope to get out of the ‘Power Trip’ to Canberra?

Learn new skills, communicate and meet inspirational women who can help me to become better.

 10. What’s your main goal or ambition right now?

To initiate a program for peer-to-peer education in the Northern Territory.