Graduating from John Curtin Leadership Academy rewarding for students


Anesuishe Mtabeni, Sarah Wilson and Nisarg Thakrar.
Anesuishe Mtabeni, Sarah Wilson and Nisarg Thakrar.

TAKING part in a university leadership program was a “rewarding experience” for Joondalup student Nisarg Thakrar.

He, along with Sarah Wilson, of Marmion, and Butler’s Anesuishe Mtabeni, recently graduated from Curtin University’s John Curtin Leadership Academy.

As part of the academy, they were tasked with planning and running events for not-for-profit organisations.

Anesuishe was part of a group of students who ran a family fun day for children with disabilities and their families, which raised $714 and recruited 49 volunteers for Lady Lawley Cottage.

Sarah helped organise a networking forum that raised $1900 for The Smith Family and awareness of its services, while Nisarg assisted in hosting a masquerade event that garnered $5500 to train 10 volunteers for The Samaritans’ crisis line service.

Nisarg said that participating in the program had been both satisfying and rewarding.

“From it, I made great new friends, I developed my interpersonal skills, stepped out of my comfort zone and raised more than $5000 with a passionate team for an amazing cause,” he said.

“My professional skill set has now increased to include project management experience, project planning and goal execution, as well as team-working and conflict management.”