Learning about the importance of recycling and helping those in need was the focus of a student led initiative to engage with the community to collect plastic bottle caps to help create prosthetic limbs.
SuniTAFE's Certificate I in Transition Education students participated in the Helping Hands initiative, a collaboration between Envision and Rotary International. Envision has worked throughout Victoria and Tasmania to engage disadvantaged job seekers in fascinating projects that get them work ready and motivated.
The students collected an estimated 10,000 caps from cafes and organisations within Mildura. The plastic bottle caps will be turned into plastic thread used in 3D printers to create prosthetic limbs for people in war torn and developing countries. This hands on activity is an excellent example of how foundation programs at SuniTAFE provide a real and meaningful learning experience.
In 2019 SuniTAFE will be offering a new 10-week job and study pathway program. The program aims to build literacy and numeracy skills, get students ready for work or further study and provide lots of hands on activities.
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