Curtin engineering student leads Focus group

Brandon Rego is raising funds for Youth Focus.        d445192
Brandon Rego is raising funds for Youth Focus.        d445192

DUNCRAIG’S Brandon Rego is using his leadership skills to help stop youth suicide.

The 20-year-old Bachelor of Engineering student was one of 30 Curtin University students selected for semester two of the John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA).

Students are chosen for their leadership potential and commitment to social change in the community.

As part of Mr Rego’s involvement, he will work with five team members to raise funds and awareness for Youth Focus, a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people aged 12 to 25 to overcome depression and prevent youth suicide.

Mr Rego said he was “very excited” to work on the project and “to make a change in society by working with a not-for-profit organisation”. As project manager, he said his role was “to ensure there is team harmony within the group while making sure the project runs smoothly by meeting due dates”.

“To kick-start the project, we successfully applied for a grant where we were given $250 by the JCLA alumni,” he said.