Kim, Give to Change donor
Curtin staff member Kim started donating to the Give to Change program over two years ago because the program aligned with his passion to address issues of educational disparity.
"I think those of us working in universities are generally quite privileged, and some of the programs these payments support begin to address issues of equity and access," Kim says.
"I have worked with Indigenous people and been a teacher for Indigenous kids. Further, my wife grew up in the northwest and experienced the gaps that exist in opportunity for Indigenous people," Kim reveals.
Kim then began working in Curtin's Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS), which further strengthened his drive to make a difference. He elected for his Give to Change donations to go towards the CAS Bridging Program Support Fund, which helps provide Indigenous students with the support they need to complete their studies.
"My close contact with the staff and students at CAS heightened my awareness and it seemed a small effort on my part to be able to assist," he says.