Achievers Club expands from Girrawheen to Armadale

The Achievers Club induction event.
The Achievers Club induction event.

A CHARITY based in Girrawheen that helps link children with mentors will expand to Armadale this year.

Achievers Club WA president Danny McEvoy said the not-for-profit club supported children with their studies.

“The club originated with one mentor and a student seven years ago and has now risen to 23 students with 35 mentors,” he said.

Achievers Club student Akuel Dau with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

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“The mentors come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from university students, both under graduate and post graduate, retirees from industry, the public service and education and a number of professions ranging from teaching, accounting, law, social work and engineering.

Aleer Dau with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

“The program is conducted at the Hub, Girrawheen every Saturday morning during school term where students work with their own mentor one-on-one so that they are given specialised assistance working at their own pace.”

Mr McEvoy said it was planning to start a pilot chapter in Armadale in May for second term.

Muna Ahmed with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

“Planning is well advanced due to the wonderful support provided by key people in Armadale with everyone at the club very excited about the expansion,” he said.

The club held an induction for the first 2019 intake this month and has a waiting list of students.

Agot Dau with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts.

For more information, call 0417 959 947, email admin@achieversclubwa.org.au or visit www.achieversclubwa.org.au

Donor Gary Hill from Alkira Care and Respite Services with Hassan Ahmed.