Milaana was finally able to start spreading it’s wings amongst South East QLD’s students during our pilot Awareness Campaign during the first week of the university semester! We visited three campuses over three mornings to join in their o-week festivities at the end of Frebraury and had a blast while sharing Milaana’s message and vision. … More Milaana’s O-Week Adventures!
Last Wednesday I had the very humbling honour to be invited by the Foundation for Young Australians to an intimate “Democracy Dinner” with the Speaker of QLD’s Parliament House, Fiona Simpson. It was an incredible opportunity to be in a room surrounded by young change-makers passionately discussing our system and how to further engage Australia’s … More Dinner at Parliament House with Brisbane’s Young Change Makers!
Last Friday saw out first ever student event at the Bond University “Club Sign-on Day”! We’ve been preparing for this day for quite some time, getting pamphlets and snazzy Ambassador t-shirts designed by the fabulous students of Griffiths Liveworm studio, honing our message and building a great team of Milaana Ambassadors at Bond. I must admit that I was … More Spreading awareness at Bond University!
After weeks of excitement and preparation, today I will be flying to Malaysia for the Global Social Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur! My business cards are ready, trousers steamed and I’ve already had the opportunity to connect with a number of the 60 other Young Challengers who I will be meeting before the summit! Here’s whats … More The 2013 Grameen Global Social Business Summit!
The Social Enterprise scene in Brisbane is blossoming with an estimated 300+ social enterprises already up and running in the city. In lew of this momentum and 10 years in the making, the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) officially launched at QUT on Monday! The councils vision is to: To support the development of a … More Launching the QLD Social Enterprise Council!
Very exciting news! I’ve been accepted as a “Youth Challenger” for the 2013 Grameen Global Social Business Summit to be held in Malaysia in early November!!!!! http://www.gsbs2013.com/home.html I am beyond excited by this privilege and all the opportunities it presents. “The Global Social Business Summit is the worldwide leading forum for social business to spread awareness … More Milaana goes to Malaysia!
Unsung Heroes in our Community I have recently been focusing much of my time on getting in touch with many of the fantastic organisations doing important work in our community. I can’t describe just how inspiring this process has been for me. From seeing the essential work Jarryd and his team are doing to help young people … More Unsung heroes and those on the rise
Hooray! Milaana.org is live! The site is now fully functional in its first iteration and ready for organisations to start posting projects and for students to start applying for them! Big thanks must go to the incredible folks at NetEngine for their hard work in getting the website to this stage! Thank You! I’ve been … More Milaana.org is live!
Hello! My name is Hollie Gordon and I am the founder and director of Milaana. Meaning “to connect“ in hindi, if you’ve had a look around Milaana.org you’ll know that Milaana is a social enterprise that aspires to connect passionate individuals with community-oriented organisations for impact placement opportunities. A university student myself, I’m very aware of the pressure to get … More The Adventure Begins!