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PSC Teacher Julie Wajs - Exhibition & book launch next week!

Posted by Social Media on 25/01/2017 3:58:03 PM

You're invited to join us in celebrating the World Of Difference exhibition and book launch at Media House Gallery, The Age Building (655 Collins Street) next Thursday evening (2nd of February) from 6pm – 8:30pm.

In January 2016, PSC teacher Julie Wajs travelled to Cambodia with World Of Difference, a charity established by Bronwyn Stephens who is a member of the Rotary Club of South Melbourne. The charity takes tours to Cambodia to introduce people to some of the many development projects that Rotary has helped facilitate there. Julie saw first hand the results of the work that World of Difference has done with villagers living in rural Cambodia. On her return to Australia she decided to put a book together for World of Difference to sell, to help raise funds to continue the work they are doing in Cambodia. Michael Short is The Age‘s chief editorial writer, as well as a columnist and opinion editor for The Sunday Age. In 2010, he created The Zone, an ideas and advocacy forum in The Age and across Fairfax Media’s online platforms. He is a board member and ambassador of a number of organisations, and is a frequent public speaker and moderator. Michael also did a trip to Cambodia and wrote several articles about the work that Bronwyn has done. His words have helped give context to Julie’s images.

We would love to see you there to support the fantastic people who have been working hard to support this great cause!

by Julie Wajs

We also spoke with Julie last week to hear about her experiences in Cambodia and she told us about the efforts to make a lot of the communities in Cambodia self sufficient by helping provide access to clean water, building a school and training teachers to help with the lack of education in the communities.

Julie travelled with a group of doctors, who were able to provide medical checks to people in need while she was able to take photographs and document the entire trip.

by Julie Wajs

In addition to the book, Julie has also put together an exhibition, with sponsorship from Ilford Paper and the PrintShop@PSC. The book and exhibition prints will be sold on the night, with all proceeds going to straight back to World Of Difference to continue training teachers and providing resources directly to those in need.

At PSC, Julie teaches the commercial major in both the bachelor degree and advanced diploma courses and has also been responsible for putting together our massive mid year and end of year exhibitions which is a huge job in and of itself!


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