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Tasneem Chopra’s Australia Day Honour for promoting a diverse, inclusive community

An interview with the Bendigo Advertiser..my hometown newspaper. I remember the very first time I wrote a letter to their editor in high school, to complain about the insensitivity and waste of monies being splashed on a bicentennial re-enactmentof the first fleet. Although it was a national issue, the Bendigo Ady printed my letter, and in that moment taught me that even my voice mattered if I believed enough. Thank you Bendigo Ady, for a [...]

2020-02-12T07:45:17+00:00February 12th, 2020|

OAM Appreciation

I want to thank all of you who have messaged me from far and wide over the past few days for being awarded an OAM. When I arrived in Bendigo from Kenya (via Alice Springs) at the age of 5, my aspirations were far fetched for a little brown kid missing two front teeth, with a big mouth; I was never a quiet Australian. My tenacious spirit often felt hemmed in at times by small [...]

2020-02-20T06:14:50+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Gordon 2020 Teachers Summit – Diversity and Inclusion

Started the working year off with a presentation at the Gordon 2020 Teachers Summit in Geelong, presenting to a cohort of TAFE educators. I spoke about the application of Diversity & Inclusion in educational settings, highlighting the value of having diversity represented beyond the student body from, staff recruitment and HR policy, through to representative leadership. Am so thankful to the warm reception from the Gordon TAFE trainers and their wonderful teachers. A special shout [...]

2020-02-12T03:16:59+00:00January 30th, 2020|

2013 Australian Muslim Achievement Awards

Tasneem Chopra has been short listed as a finalist in the 'Woman of the Year' category for the 2013 Australian Muslim Achievement Awards, scheduled to take place in Sydney on Sunday, 1st December 2013. For more information about this event, visit the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards' website http://www.missionofhope.org.au/australian-muslim-achievement-awards/

2013-11-23T21:10:15+00:00November 22nd, 2013|