Students assists local wildlife park

Students assists local wildlife park

22 Jun 2010

The Future Leaders Club project at the oz.e. wildlife sanctuary project has come to fruition -  the Koala boardwalk has now been renewed.

Students building walkway On the 5th of June 2010, members of the Future Leaders Club and their family and friends gathered early in the morning at the oz.e.wildlife sanctuary, Ettamogah, volunteering their time and energy to replace a boardwalk at the Koala enclosure that had reached the end of its lifespan.

This day-long construction activity was the culmination of this community benefit project. Over $1800 for new materials has been raised by Club members through a variety of activities, including a successful "Grow Up" themed party and a Trivia and Auction night.

“We had been looking forward to this day for a long time. Our biggest fear was being able to raise enough funds for the materials. But thanks to the generosity of the businesses and people of Albury-Wodonga, we were able to raise more than we needed for this project, so excess funds will be used for a later project. It was great to see so many people volunteering their Saturday morning to help us out – and to be able to help with a project related to Australian wildlife,” said Suthagar Karunanithi, Director of Community Support, Future Leaders Club.
The Future Leaders Club at La Trobe Albury-Wodonga has 15 core members, including an Executive, and many more shadow members. Over the past two years, the Club has organised many exciting events and fundraising projects. The Club is aimed at bringing students together to socialise, build their leadership skills and work as a team. Through various channels, the Club members aim to enhance student engagement and community development, also supporting other campus activities and offering a helping hand to those in need.

In semester two, a second project with the oz.e.wildlife sanctuary will involve raising funds for and  installing a bigger shade sail at the penguin enclosure to block out the sun to avoid algal growth in the penguin pool.

For more information on the project, please contact Suthagar Karunanithi on
0406 704 808 




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