Education seminar by Luul Ibrahim and Wageesha Gamage
Luul Ibrahim and Wageesha Gamage both are very passionate about how newcomers to Australia cope with the local school system especially when it comes to major school exams and making the right choices for their children. This was their first time running a workshop together but have successfully engaged over 60 parents. Wageesha a teacher herself is very keen to shed some light on how new migrants can best support their children approach NAPLAN or GATE exams.
"The seminar was organised in response to the significant number of inquiries raised by new migrant parents," said Wageesha.
Luul a mother of seven and the founder of Perth Somali Support, feels that a lot of parents in certain community want to be more informed on pathway selection but need guidance on where to start. Because of their shared passion in supporting the community, both Ambassadors decided to partner up to deliver the 2-day workshops:
- Day 1: Understanding NAPLAN and GATE Exam approach.
- Day 2: Year 11 Pathways - TAFE vs University options.
"My favourite part about the program was learning the different ways to prepare for NAPLAN," said Warsan Salah.
"I liked the different resource websites shared and the intercultural program offered at Hillview," said Lydia Aldhoux.
"Friendly organisers and speakers, opportunities to ask questions and nice refreshments," said Dannie Lee.
"There should be opportunities for these discussions. I have never studied in Australia before so learning something new from these sessions."