Volunteering Queensland's Leadership Coordinator Tal Fitzpatrick has recently returned from her involvement in the Looking Beyond Disasters II - UNESCO Youth Forum in Sendai, Japan. The forum looked at how youth can be involved in community efforts towards disaster recovery and resilience.
Watch this beautiful video which captured the forum and the experience of the amazing young people who participated.
Our favourite part? These wise words about resilience from one of the young participants:
“The bamboo tree sways in the wind - along with the wind - but it doesn’t even break. We should be like bamboo - we should cope with the disaster and our dramatic experiences, and then we should not be broken. We should not give up.”