Swan View students to gain leadership skills at Melbourne program thanks to Graham Farmer Foundation


Young leaders of tomorrow: L-R Taya Wood, Tianhi Flakemore, Nakita Hume and Kawlija Brahim.
Young leaders of tomorrow: L-R Taya Wood, Tianhi Flakemore, Nakita Hume and Kawlija Brahim.

SWAN View Senior students have scooped scholarships to take part in an international leadership program in Melbourne later this year.

The four teenagers awarded a place belong to the school’s Graham Farmer Foundation follow the dreams partnership for success program.

Year 9 FTD students Nakita Hume and Kawlija Brahim and Year 11 FTD students Taya Woods and Tiahni Flakemore will join would-be leaders from around the world to be inspired and broaden their outlook on learning and study.

During the course, they will practise their leadership skills and consider their future direction.

The Young Leaders program is open to students aged 14 to 17 at the University of Melbourne and attracts up to 300 like-minded leaders to a life-changing experience.

Nakita and Kawlija will participate in personal development training, while Taya will join a course in biomedicine in July and Tiahni will study fine arts in December.

Their teacher Nicola Angell said each of the girls would live on campus, interact with Australian and international students and be involved in intellectually-vigorous academic streams designed by university lecturers.

“These four young women embody our school moto “dream, believe, achieve” and our entire school community is very proud of what they have achieved and excited for the opportunity that lies ahead from them,” she said.

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