Hale School's Service Learning Programme offers students from Year 9 through to Year 12 opportunities to be involved in volunteer work in the local community as well as overseas. All these programmes are exciting, challenging and very rewarding for those students fortunate enough to participate in them.
The experiences gained are often life changing and many students are keen to continue their commitment to volunteer work. Featured below are just some examples of how Old Haleians are helping to 'make a difference' in different parts of the world.If you have participated in voluntary work within Australia or overseas we would appreciate details of your work so we can feature it here - for the benefit of other people.
Ian Love (1975-80) did not have the benefit of a service learning programme when he was at school – but that has not stopped him! Having spent 16 years living and working in Asia, Ian is very aware of the vulnerability of unprotected children. Every year an estimated 1.8 million children are trafficked into slave labour, armed conflict, prostitution and pornography. Ian’s idea of a small way in which he could make a difference has led to the formation of the Mandalay Projects which is currently working with eight different orphanages in Burma. If you would like more information on how you can become involved – visit www.themandalayprojects.net or contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Anderson (2000-04) started his service learning journey at School with his involvement with Sony Camp. He went on to UWA and joined Uni Camp For Kids – Perth’s oldest registered children’s charity. He’s been involved in one way or another ever since and he would encourage everyone to give it a go! More information about how UCFK can be found on their website - http://www.unicampforkids.org.au
The Indigenous Communities Education Appeal is a not-for-profit youth-run charity which aims to empower indigenous youth and encourages greater cultural understanding.Programmes have been running in remote WA since 2007 – promoting education with emphasis on increasing student attendance rates.
If you think you can help - Contact Will Clapin (2002-06) or visit the website - www.iceafoundation.com.au