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Kiran Dixon is a 23 year old, founding member of the Halberg Foundation youth council, based in Dunedin. Kiran spent his time with the council endeavouring to see equal sporting, recreational, and educational opportunities for physically disabled young people. He has shared his ideas and experience at both a national and local level, but it is at the local level where he has the privilege of teaching the next generation of sport leaders how to be inclusive. His journey, starting in the arts and continuing in both the arts and sport, led him to complete a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications with minors in History and Music Technology from the University of Otago.
He currently works part time as an Adviser Assistant for the Halberg Foundation, but has the future goal of working in the live production industry either as a technician, designer, or in an operational role where he can help to make live events more inclusive. "Inclusion is so important to improve the lives of people. Just being included in a sporting group can do wonders for someone with a disability, knowing that they are accepted and wanted improves quality of life. As well as this, it helps get people with disabilities to be more active and more involved in their communities, making friends and enjoying life."