Nov 12, 2014
Three Quantum students have been recognised by Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy, along with other high profile guests, for their contribution to making their school and community a safer place.
Shital, Gayatri and Anmole, who study at our International campus in Auckland, have participated in the International Student Ambassador (ISA) programme for the past three months.
The programme has seen them, along with student representatives from other education providers in Auckland, work together with the New Zealand Police in aim of making New Zealand a safer place for international students.
Being a volunteer for the programme requires students to show leadership, share and distribute the information learned from the Police with their fellow students and schools, as well as report updates of their actions and feedback from students. Students also attend the monthly ISA meeting with the Police to keep up to date with current crime trends.
This week the students, along with Quantum Education Group, were recognised for their contribution towards the programme at a special event. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Clement were among some of the high profile guests who attended the event to give recognition to the students.
Not only have the students assisted in making New Zealand a safer place for students, they have also picked up valuable skills for themselves along the way. These skills include learning NZ laws, learning crime prevention tips and how to keep safe, and gaining an added reference point for their CV.
ISA Volunteer and Quantum student Gayatri found the meetings with the Police very informative. Amongst other things, the Police made students aware of support services they offer including making a CV, getting help from the Department of Labour and Immigration New Zealand.
“[The programme] is an awesome way to connect between the students, lawmakers and law enforcement agencies,” says Gayatri.