At this week's meeting we will be joined by Michael Manoussakis! In 2015 Michael attended the National Youth Science Forum and then went on to the Canada-wide Science Fair, also in 2015. He volunteers for the Youth Without Borders organisation as a facilitator of the initiative known as the Spark Engineering Camp. Diamond Creek Rotary sponsored Michael to attend NYSF and to support his role as a facilitator with Spark Engineering Camp.
Michael is currently studying his Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, and is majoring in Biotechnology. He works part-time as a Swimming Teacher at a swim school.
Michael is coming back to speak to us about what he has done since we last saw him.
Youth Without Borders
· Reach out to people who are in need; in particular youth, throughout Australia and overseas
· Network and collaborate with other organisations to assist people in need
· Raise funds for charitable purposes
· Advocate for youth issues, and
· Engage and inspire people, in particular youth,
to make a positive difference through meaningful pursuits
Find out more Here
Spark Engineering Camp - An initiative of Youth Without Borders – Sponsored by Diamond Creek Rotary in 2017
A not-for-profit program which offers students in years 10-12 a week-long immersion in the fields of engineering and university pathways free of charge. Spark is designed to target students facing barriers in education when transitioning from high school to university. Students come from a variety of backgrounds such as rural areas, low socioeconomic, refugee & ESL, and more. The aim is to give students exposure to the options of tertiary education, and equipping them with advice and skills to actively pursue it.
Find out more Here
Want to learn even more? Come to our meeting!
7pm Tuesday February 6 2018 at Platters Cafe and Bar - Diamond Creek