Stu­dents pitch in

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

TWO Curtin Univer­sity stu­dents who are pas­sion­ate about ed­u­ca­tion are tak­ing part in John Curtin Lead­er­ship Academy.

St James res­i­dent Michelle Lau and Karawara res­i­dent Joshua Wong will help tu­ition ser­vice Teach Learn Grow dur­ing the com­ing months.

The Malaysian-born duo are part of a team of six Curtin Univer­sity stu­dents help­ing to put to­gether a new event for the ser­vice called Din­ner in the Dark, which will be held on Oc­to­ber 13.

Ms Lau said the topic of ed­u­ca­tion was some­thing that hit close to home for her.

“It’s a topic that’s quite im­por­tant for me be­cause of my back­ground; both of my par­ents did d472580 not grad­u­ate from pri­mary school and I’ve had to get schol­ar­ships to get to where I am,” she said.

“I think peo­ple de­serve the chance to achieve what they want to and so I’m happy to help out with an or­gan­i­sa­tion that fo­cuses on ed­u­ca­tion.”

Mr Wong said the group was aim­ing to raise $50,000 from the din­ner, with the ma­jor­ity com­ing from ticket sales, as well as auc­tions and raf­fles.

“We will be help­ing out with five to seven hours of work each week, with the ma­jor­ity of the time spent on mar­ket­ing and event plan­ning,” he said.

“It’s my sec­ond time ar­rang­ing an event like this and I think we will be pushed to the lim­its.”

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Joshua Wong and Michelle Lau.

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