Stu­dent’s jour­ney helps women’s refuge

Southern Telegraph - - News - Pierra Wil­lix

Tasked with de­vel­op­ing a school project that would help her com­mu­nity, Bal­divis school­girl Jameylee Mitchell has spent the year col­lect­ing do­na­tions for the Lucy Saw Women’s Refuge.

The Year 9 South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dent un­der­took The Rite Jour­ney sub­ject at school, which tasks stu­dents with choos­ing a men­tor and un­der­tak­ing a year-long project.

The pur­pose of the pro­gram is to cre­ate self-aware young adults, as­sist­ing them into their tran­si­tion

into adult­hood. In­spired by this tran­si­tion, Jameylee de­cided to fo­cus her project on help­ing women in the lo­cal area.

Cre­at­ing do­na­tion boxes and giv­ing them to fam­ily mem­bers to place at their work­places, Jameylee has col­lected enough items to fill 40 bags that will soon be handed on to women in need.

“I feel pretty proud of the project and the fact it is go­ing to help a lot of peo­ple out,” she said.

Tak­ing her idea out into the wider com­mu­nity, Jameylee ear­lier this year spoke to the CWA Bal­divis Belles, out­lin­ing her project and get­ting word out about the do­na­tion col­lec­tion.

Pauline Mitchell said she was proud of her daugh­ter.

South Coast Bap­tist Col­lege Year9 stu­dent Jameylee Mitchell.

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