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Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard chats to volunteers Baptiste Riches and Megan Walton.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard chats to volunteers Baptiste Riches and Megan Walton.

Joondalup is the first local government in WA to participate in the program, which has previously only been open to students aged 18 to 20 in the eastern states, providing $2500 towards two Experience Asia Scholarships.

Duncraig residents Megan Walton and Baptiste Riches are the inaugural scholarship winners and will take part in 12 to 16-week placements from August doing elephant conservation work in Thailand.Experience Asia lead Hayley Bolding said the opportunity to volunteer in Aisa was a life changing experience.

“Participants get to live and work in a culture most likely very different from their own, build resilience and confidence in their own abilities and return to their community as engaged global citizens with a new outlook on their place in the world,” she said.