Parliament House Award Ceremony

Rabia Rasul is a devoted 17 year old girl, currently a student in year 12 of Mount Saint Benedict College. Within the past year, Rabia has received a myriad of awards and medals through her dedication towards extra-curricular activities and her passion for charity work. Due to her commitment and her efforts to raise money for charity, she was awarded the Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award. Rabia was one of 6 girls throughout the state of NSW who was awarded with this honour, and in doing so she was invited to NSW Parliament house to be esteemed. On 30th September 2019, Rabia attended the Parliament House Award Ceremony and her Peace Award was presented by Dame Marie Bashir herself along with the National Council of Women of New South Wales. The Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award recognises women who have made an outstanding contribution to harmony in many ways, and those who have fostered harmonious relationships and shown persistence and courage in the field of peace and harmony within the wider society. Rabia’s involvement in various multicultural activities, including her organisation of Harmony Day events in 2016 & 2018 where she fundraised over $7500 for Careflight and her role in countlessly advocating and embracing the need for cultural diversity in the community have led to her being the recipient of this award. Through the eagerness and vision that she possesses, she has been the recipient of many awards honoring her devotion towards great causes, and her passion in going out of her way to help others has officially been recognised.