John Curtin Leadership Academy: three northern suburbs students selected for program


Sarah Wilson from Marmion and Anesuishe Mtabeni from Butler are part of the John Curtin Leadership Academy.
Sarah Wilson from Marmion and Anesuishe Mtabeni from Butler are part of the John Curtin Leadership Academy.

THREE northern suburbs students have been selected for a competitive university leadership program.

Joondalup’s Nisarg Thakrar, Sarah Wilson from Marmion and Butler’s Anesuishe Mtabeni are part of Curtin University’s John Curtin Leadership Academy.

The trio will work within small groups to plan and run events for not-for-profit organisations.

Sarah, who is studying a Bachelor of Commerce, will be helping to host a schools and community networking forum between The Smith Family, Swan View Senior High School and local organisations.

She said volunteering was an internally satisfying feeling and was eager for the challenge ahead.

“I get a lot of real life experience and the satisfaction of being able to help out,” she said.

Sarah said she was proud to be chosen for the program after the “extensive application process”.

“It’s full on but it’s 100 per cent worth it,” she said.

“It’s something I definitely want to continue; wherever I go (in the future), I would really like to work in an organisation that has a strong emphasis on volunteering.”

Bachelor of Engineering student Nisarg will be helping to raise $5000 for The Samaritans’ crisis line service by holding a masquerade party and silent auction.

“(The masquerade) symbolises how people keep their mental health hidden from public,” he said.

“I want to help this organisation and make sure we raise the money for them.

“It’s an avenue to meet some new people, gain some leadership experience and help out the community.”

Anesuishe’s group is running a family fun day for families of children with a disability to support Lady Lawley Cottage.

To donate a prize to the silent auction for The Samaritans, email jclasamaritans@gmail.com.