Courage to Care visits Darwin

June 16, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Students of Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, Darwin were the fortunate beneficiaries of an unexpected visit by a B’nai B’rith Courage to Care Victoria program team.

Peter Gaspar, Sonia Palmer and Tony Weldon

Courage to Care members Tony Weldon, Holocaust survivor speaker Peter Gaspar and educator Sonia Palmer stopped off in Darwin during a vacation trip. An enterprising teacher, a past recipient of a Gandel Philanthropy Yad Vashem Study Grant, Bernard Lucas, an admirer of Courage to Care, invited the travellers to his school to deliver a modified Courage to Care program to nearly 200 of their students from Year 7 through Year 11 in three hour-long sessions.

Two students from the school were presented with Courage to Care Local Hero certificates acknowledging the voluntary work they each do. As role models in their community, they demonstrate they can be UPSTANDERS rather than bystanders and convey the Courage to Care message that each person can make a difference.

“We were exceptionally well-received by both students and teachers”, said Tony Weldon. “Peter Gaspar was extraordinary. He presented his story three times within four hours.”

 

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