Build­ing young lead­ers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

SEV­ERAL lo­cal stu­dents have been se­lected to take part in Curtin Univer­sity’s John Curtin Lead­er­ship Academy (JCLA).

The academy is the univer­sity’s premier un­der­grad­u­ate lead­er­ship pro­gram which aims to de­velop fu­ture lead­ers with com­mu­nity val­ues and en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit.

Karawara res­i­dent An­nika Htun will be work­ing on a pro­ject for Youth Fo­cus.

She aims to de­sign an aware­ness and fundrais­ing cam­paign for the or­gan­i­sa­tion, while also help­ing to re­duce the stigma as­so­ci­ated with youth men­tal health is­sues and sui­cide.

Como Han­nah

res­i­dent Crid­dle is study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce and will be work­ing on a pro­ject for Me­lanomaWA.

She will be work­ing on the live auc­tion com­po­nent of Me­lanomaWA’s an­nual ball.

She and other stu­dents will de­velop a plan to en­sure the smooth run­ning of the auc­tion, while li­ais­ing with key staff at Me­lanomaWA.


The JCLA pro­gram starts with a four-day lead­er­ship camp where stu­dents ex­plore per­sonal val­ues, learn to work ef­fec­tively in teams and chal­lenge them­selves.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

John Curtin Lead­er­ship Academy par­tic­i­pants An­nika Htun, Ber­hanu Abebe and Han­nah Crid­dle.

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