‘We’re hoping to continue our association with these children and possibly others,’ she said.
‘It’s important to have some strong friendships develop and if they ever need help with school or their family lives, we are there for them.
‘This is just the start of the buddying and mentoring process.’
Carmel said as a result of the fun day out, one of the children’s mothers is interested in having English lessons.
‘We’re going to set up a young adult roster to help her with conversational and technical English,’ she said.
‘We’re trying to give the young children a range of different experiences. Our young adults can also pair off with the kids and be a sounding board for them as they settle into the community and school.’
Carmel is studying media production, Japanese and journalism at USQ.
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