TWO Curtin University students who are passionate about education are taking part in John Curtin Leadership Academy.
St James resident Michelle Lau and Karawara resident Joshua Wong will help out tuition service Teach Learn Grow during the coming months.
The Malaysian-born duo is part of a team of six Curtin University students helping to put together a new event for the service called Dinner in the Dark, which will be held on October 13.
Ms Lau said the topic of education was something that hit close to home for her.
“It’s a topic that’s quite important for me because of my background, both of my parents did not graduate from primary school and I’ve had to get scholarships to get to where I am,” she said.
“I think people deserve the chance to achieve what they want to and so I’m happy to help out with an organisation that focuses on education.”
Mr Wong said the group was aiming to raise $50,000 from the dinner, with the majority coming from ticket sales, including auctions and raffles.
“We will be helping out with five to seven hours of work each week with the majority of the time spent on marketing and event planning,” he said.
“It’s my second time arranging an event like this and I think we will be pushed to the limits.”