Central Leader : November 24th 2010
14 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS * Sign up for one of our available two bedroom independent units by 3 Dec 2010, and settle before 31 March 2011, and you will receive a FREE, brand new Suzuki Swift XE Auto 1.5 - colours subject to availability. See our beautifully renovated 2 bedroom units and our great village facilities. Village open to view Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm daily, or on weekends by arrangement. Hillsborough Heights Village, 1381 Dominion Road Extn, Mt Roskill. Call Kay or Sarah now on 0800 373 379 for more information. +1-HHV-SWIFT-CL-30x4 Independent Presbyterian Education for Boys in Years 1-8 Limited Places also Available in 2011 SAINT KENTIGERN SCHOOL 82 Shore Road, Remuera Phone: 09 520 7696 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome you to join us for a guided tour of the campus. Tours take place regularly throughout the year. ENROLMENTS CLOSE SOON Applications Close on 31 January 2011 for admission to Saint Kentigern School in 2012 www.saintkentigern.com • Warm friendly school with outstanding teaching facilities • Unique learning environment challenging boys to academic, cultural and sporting success • Dynamic and diverse performing arts programme • Extensive sporting opportunities • Caring Christian values • Dedicated class teachers and specialist sta A world of opportunity forboys in Years 1-8 Burn centre appeal gains momentum The money is rolling in but there s still a way to go. Operation Heal aims to raise $200,000 to buy a high-tech oper- ating microscope for the National Burn Centre. The equipment will be used for much needed plastic and reconstructive surgery that will help patients get their lives back on track. The Central Leader is part of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. We launched Operation Heal earlier this month and have been overwhelmed by the level of public support from our readers -- your cheques, cash and text donations are much appreciated. Trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch and his wife Janice kicked things off with a $10,000 contribution that has just been matched with a cheque for the same amount from the Hugh Green Charitable Trust. Spokesman John Green chal- lenge other businesses to do the same and help Operation Heal achieve its goal. Corporate and other organis- ations can also get on board by getting a table at the charity fundraising dinner being held on December 3 at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. The guest speaker will be Prime Minister John Key who will be interviewed by Paul Holmes. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre at the end of the function. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for a table of 10 or $185 + GST per per- son. Call Shandall on 531-5910 for more information or email her at email@example.com. London conference aims to empower Good sort: Shruthi Vijayakumar fits in her humanitarian projects around a busy university schedule, studying law and arts. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By HANNAH SPYKSMA A Mt Roskill girl is off to London deter- mined to make a difference and empower other young people. Shruthi Vijayakumar is meeting 60 young people from around the world at the Global Change Makers Summit in England s capital. I was super stoked and very grate- ful, says the first year university student. Miss Vijayakumar was off to London as soon as she finished her university exams. Aimed at equipping young people with the skills to address social issues in their home countries, the week-long event will allow participants to net- work, taking tips from each other and industry experts. I think human rights issues are close to my heart, says the former Mt Roskill Grammar head girl, who will focus on the poverty and hunger sector of the summit. To be accepted, the law and arts student had to prove her passion and track record for working towards pro- moting positive change in society. The Botswanan-born Kiwi was selec- ted because of the huge amount of humanitarian work she has been able to squeeze into her 18 years. Miss Vijayakumar fundraised to go to Cambodia a few years ago on an aid mission and has also been involved in the P3 Foundation, which seeks to end poverty by empowering youth as decision makers. She is a World Vision ambassador and is involved in several other grass- roots projects. Her goal is to promote positive empowerment for people who aren t as fortunate as she s been. A lot of it is learning about people and where they re from -- it s fighting ignorance. People here are often quite unaware of what is going on in the rest of the world. You go to uni, study, and just live your life, but there s not a lot of opportunity for youth to get involved in positive projects. She applied for the conference think- ing it would be a great way to meet other like-minded people. I feel inspired and empowered by meeting other young passionate people. She and university friend Daniel Cullum are the only two New Zealand- ers attending. They were chosen from a worldwide pool of more than 1000 young people. Mr Cullum, who is also in his first year of university, says the experience will be an opportunity for the pair to learn the skills they need to continue making a difference in Auckland as well as on a global scale. The conference takes place this week and was organised by the British Council.
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