Meet #FMQTNextGeneration's new co-host
We're excited to introduce you to you the brand new co-host for FMQT Next Generation: Razannah Hussain! Razannah is an #iwill ambassador, was a Year of Young People Communic18 member and has a tonne of volunteer experience. In our latest blog, Razannah explains why she wanted to be a co-host at the event.
Hello! My name is Razannah Hussain, I'm 16, and I am the young co-host for the next FMQT Next Generation.
For me, becoming a co-host was very close to my heart. As a young person of colour, I rarely saw people who looked like me on TV or in any mainstream media so having the chance to become that person is a dream come true.
One of the reasons I applied was because I wanted young girls, regardless of faith, background or ability, to see that nothing should stop them from inspiring change. Events such as FMQT Next Generation are vital now more than ever. Young people are undervalued and often perceived to be less intelligent or not mature enough by many adults; however, through the Year of Young People last year we changed this stereotype. We proved that we are smart, opinionated individuals who want to have a say on issues that affect our future.
Events like FMQT Next Generation give young people the platform to challenge those in power and ask questions about what the First Minister is doing to improve our lives. We, as young people, can create the change we want to see in the world, and we should grab the opportunity to do so. Having a young person as a co-host gives the young people in the audience the confidence to ask questions without feeling intimidated.
I think people should get involved because it's a fantastic opportunity to voice your opinion and ask questions that matter to you. It will be an experience for you to meet young people from all across Scotland who are passionate about creating change. Getting involved in opportunities like this have changed my life and have led me to meet some incredible people.
Young people you work with can get involved by submitting a question to ask to the First Minister (deadline 5pm 3rd March) or by applying to be part of the audience at the next event on 23rd April in the Edinburgh area. Find out more on our dedicated FMQT Next Generation page.