Published on: 28 June 2018

Year 10 Christ Church Grammar School boys Declan Barrett, Lucas Kailis and Varad Mukhedkar proudly presented a $5000 cheque to Australian Wildlife Conservancy representative Angela Bowman recently as winners of the School’s Young Philanthropist Initiative.

The initiative, now in its fifth year, sees Year 10 boys at Christ Church work together in small groups to research, prepare and present a compelling and persuasive presentation about a charity of their choice. This year, 37 groups (and 37 different charities) were represented by our eight Houses.

“All participants had to convince their House and then the entire Senior School as to why their chosen charity was worthy of a $5000 donation and what the impact of that donation would be,” says Philanthropy Associate, Hannah Clynick.

“Declan, Varad and Lucas from Craigie gave an incredibly compelling presentation on the Australian Wildlife Conservancy to win the Young Philanthropist Initiative this year. The donation of $5000 has been matched by a board member of the AWC, which means $10,000 will now go towards their feral cat control project, having a major impact on the protection and conservation of native Western Australian wildlife.”

“We are so pleased with the result and positive impact the boys have made.”