Celebrating Success: Charter Australia Thai Graduation Ceremony
Since its establishment in 1990, the Thai Welfare Association (TWA) has been a steadfast pillar of support for the Thai community in Australia, displaying unwavering commitment to their well-being and progress.
Over the years, TWA's dedication has made a significant impact. In recognition of the challenges faced by the Thai-Australian community, TWA embarked on a crucial partnership with Charter Australia. This collaboration, celebrated in a heartwarming ceremony held on July 24, 2023, marked a significant milestone. It not only offered 25 Thai-descent students the opportunity to graduate but also addressed the shortage of workers in the aged care sector, aligning with TWA's mission to uplift and empower the Thai community in Australia.
This graduation ceremony was graced by the presence of Khun Hataya Khusakul, Chief Royal Thai Consul-General in Sydney, along with Ms. Khun Anukul and Ms. Khun Kay from the Thai Welfare Association (TWA). Their attendance underscored the strong partnership between the Royal Thai Consulate-General, TWA, and Charter Australia in supporting student's studies and finding employment in aged care within Sydney's Thai community.
This was not the first time the Royal Thai Consulate-General participated in Charter Australia's graduation ceremony; they had previously shown their support in May 2021, highlighting their dedication to the education and well-being of Thai students in Australia.
The collaboration between Charter Australia and these esteemed organisations has had a profound impact, especially for Thai women seeking education and employment opportunities in the aged care sector. The Royal Thai Consulate-General's generous support, channelled through TWA, has empowered numerous Thai students by enabling them to pursue aged care studies. This support has been instrumental in changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated Thai students, providing them with education and opportunities for a brighter future.
While acknowledging the Royal Thai Consulate-General and TWA's vital contributions, it is essential to recognise the dedicated team behind TWA, including Rob Clifton-Stele, who continues to play a crucial role in TWA's mission. This unwavering dedication to Australia's Thai community, particularly Thai women facing challenges, is nothing short of admirable.
The graduating student's journey with Charter Australia may have been challenging, but their hard work and determination have paid off. Charter Australia is known for its high standards, and these graduates have risen to the occasion, emerging as well-trained and skilled healthcare professionals. Their certificates symbolise not just academic achievement but also their readiness to provide exceptional care to our elderly citizens.
This event was an opportunity to celebrate not only individual accomplishments but also the strength of partnerships and the limitless potential of those who dare to dream and persevere.