Shenton College students making a difference through Helping Hands program


James Wood, Jon-Pierre Linderman Sinclair and Ennio D’Agostino from Shenton College taking part in the Helping Hands project. Picture: Jessica Warriner
James Wood, Jon-Pierre Linderman Sinclair and Ennio D’Agostino from Shenton College taking part in the Helping Hands project. Picture: Jessica Warriner

TWO hundred and fifty Shenton College students have helped change the lives of landmine victims in the last three years.

The students have assembled 33 prosthetic hands through the Helping Hands program, supported by $15,000 in funding from the school’s P&C.

Head of Learning Gary Green said the hands would enable young people injured by landmines in the developing world to write and play sport, while teaching Shenton students the importance of collective action.

“(The students) will never meet these kids, but can have a profound impact on their lives,” he said.

“Our approach is based on a need for students to be connected to their local and broader communities to see where they can make a difference.”

Four medical students from UWA along with Year 8 students helped mentor the Year 7 students in making their hands this year.

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