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Volunteers needed to help young people drive safely on our roads

4 August 2016

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L2P is a VicRoads Learner Driver program for young people aged 16-20 years who face significant barriers to gain 120 mandatory driving hours on the road.

The program is looking for volunteers to support young people to learn to drive. If you are over the age of 25 years, are interested in assisting a young person, are a full licenced driver and can commit for a minimum of six months please see further details at the end of this article.

Thet’s Story

Thet’s family migarted from Thailand and had only been living in Australia for a year when a mutual friend introduced them to South East Community Links (SECL).  Thet was studying VCE whilst her sisters were still studying at the English Language School. As a newly arrived migrant, Thet and her sisters needed support to assist them with a smooth transition into their new homeland. Thet joined SECL’s Multicultural Homework Support program to get help with Maths, English, Accounting and Legal Studies. Thet’s confidence grew as she became further involved in SECL’s other youth engagement programs.

Thet was extremely keen to get her licence to help her parents and siblings. After a 6 month waiting period, Thet joined the L2P program in October 2015. She was matched with two of our wonderful mentors, Noel and David.  Thet formed a strong learner/mentor relationship with her mentor drivers and together they have driven to Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, the Dandenong Ranges, St. Kilda and inner and outer Melbourne. Thet is extremely grateful for SECL’s L2P program and her mentors for their countless volunteering hours spent with her. She does not shy away from expressing her gratitude to her mentors and to SECL staff for supporting her. In June this year, Thet successfully passed her driving test and is a happy P plate driver.

South East Community Link’s L2P program seeks Kingston Volunteer Mentors to help disadvantaged young people residing in the City of Kingston. 

IF YOU

  • Enjoy Driving;
  • Interacting with youth;
  • Have some spare time; and
  • Want to help disadvantaged youth

 THEN

Please contact Anisa on 9547 0511 or 0419 389 248 to register for this valuable and much needed program

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