Positive reinforcement

Perth Modern School students Philippa Campbell with Ee Faye Chong, who was recently selected as a north metropolitan region positive image ambassador. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408557
Perth Modern School students Philippa Campbell with Ee Faye Chong, who was recently selected as a north metropolitan region positive image ambassador. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408557

The 17-year-old was recently rewarded by Youth Minister Tony Simpson for her ‘exceptional’ leadership in promoting positive change among peers and helping disadvantaged people.

Ee Faye co-ordinates Perth Modern students’ weekly trips to the Red Cross Blood Service to donate blood, and is an active member of the yearbook committee and booster club, a philanthropic committee that identifies and organises charity events.

She said even though she could not donate blood because of her low iron levels, the satisfaction she got from volunteering drove her to be a giving member of the community.

‘If nothing else, you feel quantifiably worth the effort you put in, and most of the time the results are physically manifested into something you and everyone involved can be proud of,’ Ee Faye said.

‘For me, that has ranged from the blood donation count to bags of rubbish collected to filling up hundreds of plastic cups with water ” it’s there, it’s real and we did it.’

Perth Modern students have been involved in the blood donation process for several years and have made 57 donations this year.

The overall statewide winner of the positive image award will be announced in November.