PROCEEDS from a concert event held this month will go to Aranmore Catholic College for its New Arrivals Learning Centre.
The concert on November 20, directed by conductor and Mt Lawley resident Jangoo Chapkhana, was hosted by West Perth not for profit organisation MercyCare, in partnership with four Catholic schools of Mercy: Mercedes College, Santa Maria College, St Brigid’s College and Aranmore Catholic College in Leederville.
The centre assists students from overseas, including refugees and asylum seekers, who need preparation lessons before they can enter mainstream schooling.
It also offers lessons in English and academic writing to ensure students can adapt to Australian schooling and culture.
Former student and Head girl, who graduated from Aranmore in 2015, made a presentation about how the centre encouraged young students to thrive and live the Gospel values.
She is now studying social work at Curtin University and plans to develop further skills to make a real difference in the lives of refugees and new arrivals to Australia.
MercyCare chief executive Chris Hall said refugees and asylum seekers were valuable contributions to make to society.