UWA Conducts Information Session for African-Australian School Students

On 21 January 2020, UWA conducted an information session at the Herb Graham Leisure Centre, Mirrabooka, Western Australia, for African-Australian secondary school students in Years 11 and 12, along with their parents and guardians.

The event was held in partnership with the South Sudanese Community Association of WA and Africa World Books Community Education Inc. and featured AfREC Associate Director, Research, A/Prof. Richard Vokes, UWA Student Office representative Ajak Duany Ajak and UWA School Relationship Manager Joss Charpenay.

The session provided information on tertiary education and employment pathways and opportunities. The session covered issues including: ensuring families have access to schooling through to tertiary level; creating youth training programs and after-school study groups; encouraging student accountability and community responsibility. The session also covered providing better support to assist unemployed people to find jobs by educating them to become 'job ready' and discussing career pathways post-graduation. This was through résumé building, presentation skills, developing work experience opportunities and on-the-job training. It aimed to empower students to take responsibility for their career trajectories.


UWA Africa Research & Engagement Centre

Office 112 Arts Building


The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

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