At only 23, Monash University Bachelor of Arts (Honours) student William Moore is a committed volunteer and passionate about community engagement.
While in South Africa on inter-campus exchange he was instrumental in growing the reach of the Monash Saturday School for disadvantaged students from the nearby Zandspruit settlement.
He has also co-founded both the Environmental Students Association, and Students Involved in Free Enterprise, which challenges students to address real-world business and economic issues in their communities.
He is the current president of the Monash University Student Volunteering Program, teaches mathematics part-time at the Matla Combined School, and was elected to the Monash South Africa Student Association for 2010.
While studying in Australia, William acted as a mentor to Year 11 and 12 students during the ENKE leadership forum, and he has also volunteered with the Ardoch Youth Foundation as a teacher’s aide assisting students with learning disabilities.
His nominator Allan Mahler (MDipl&Trade 2008) describes him as “an exceptional young man who has been tremendously involved in community engagement work in South Africa.”
“As a Monash alumnus I am tremendously proud of the dedication and effort of Mr William Moore in making a difference to the world, and his leadership of volunteer programs on our [South] African campus,” Mr Mahler said.
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