Seaholme’s Lachlan McCracken, 18, has been chosen as one of this year’s World Vision youth ambassadors.

He tells Goya Dmytryshchak about his passion for social justice.

 

What’s your connection to Hobsons Bay?

I’ve lived here for about 12 years and been involved with the community a lot through my cricket.

I help run the Milo cricket program in Hobsons Bay and have recently joined Leaders of Today, a council initiative tasked with empowering young people here.

 

What do you like about Seaholme?

Being so close to the beach is great and just its relaxed, picturesque atmosphere.

 

What would you change?

I think I’d change the railway line so that I’m not stuck 20 minutes waiting at Newport station for a connecting train.

 

What’s your favourite local cafe and/or eatery?

My favourite cafe would have to be the Hangar in Pier Street.

I frequent this cafe after every Milo cricket session I run and have fallen in love with their burgers.

 

What are you passionate about and why?

I’m super-passionate about issues of social justice.

Having been selected as a World Vision youth ambassador this year, I’ve been enabled to advocate for an end to global hunger and malnutrition.

For the 40 Hour Famine this year I’ll be giving up food.

I’m doing this because I believe it’s unfair that we live in a world in which 790 million people go hungry every day.

I’m also a firm believer in youth leadership and advocacy hence my involvement with Leaders of Today in which we set about trying to motivate other young people in Hobsons Bay to find their voice.

 

What would people be surprised to know about you?

People would be surprised to know that I just love to write.

Whether it be poetry, a story or even just a reflective piece mainly about my experiences from my trip to India with World Vision, I never stop.

 

To help Lachlan McCracken raise funds in the 40 Hour Famine, visit https://40hf2016.everydayhero.com/au/lachlan#/?_k=59jk4x