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Tessa Henwood-Mitchell

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: International Director, TIA

Tessa Henwood-Mitchell

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: International Director, TIA

Biography

I am the Founder and International Director of TIA, an Australian based non-profit organisation that works in Bolivia, South America. We work together with young people through their transition from state care into independence; empowering them to become thriving members of society and create brighter futures for themselves through providing the necessary support and training. After founding TIA when I was 21 years old in 2009, it has grown into an effective organisation for change. I'm now working on growing our work globally into Asia and Australia. I am extremely passionate about participatory development and empowering young people to succeed in life and reach their full potential.

Skills & Expertise

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Community Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Youth Engagement

My inspiration comes from every child who has not had the opportunity to live a safe, happy, healthy childhood like they deserve.


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