Passion for helping others snares top prize

Becky Grame with the Aboriginal Student of the Year award sponsor Mike Allen from Yanchep Beach Joint Venture.
Becky Grame with the Aboriginal Student of the Year award sponsor Mike Allen from Yanchep Beach Joint Venture.

‘In my younger years I went through many difficult situations and struggled to find help,’ the 49-year-old said.

‘Now I want to make sure that help is readily available to anyone who needs it.’

The mother of three was working as a full-time cook at a hotel when she decided to follow her passion for helping people.

With confidence and knowledge gained from a certificate III in community services, Becky completed further qualifications in mental health and youth work at the Joondalup campus.

‘To be recognised for my efforts is a great feeling, and to be acknowledged for what I have achieved so far just reiterates to me that I have found my calling,’ she said.

‘If I can provide life-changing support to just one person, that would be amazing.’

Community services lecturer Dana Anderson said Becky was ‘a great student to have in the classroom’.

‘She’s very ambitious and hard working and she always maximised every learning opportunity that came her way,’ Ms Anderson said.

Becky hopes to gain work in an organisation that helps victims of domestic violence.