Past Meetup

"Fighting Poverty through Education": Felix Mollel from 'The School of St Jude'

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The Olsen Hotel (Level 1)

637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia 3141 · Melbourne

How to find us

The entry to the hotel is on Daly Street, which is just off Chapel Street. Head to the elevators and press level 1. Once out of the elevator, turn right and we will have a Rotary banner outside of the meeting room.

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Details

Please join us to listen to Felix Mollel from The School of St Jude.

Felix will be speaking about The School of St Jude and how he came to work there. He will talk about his family life, growing up in the Maasai tribe in Tanzania. He will explain how working at St Jude’s has empowered him, along with over 400 of his Tanzanian colleagues who have the opportunity to develop skills, learn English and work as part of a community who are fighting poverty through education. The ripple effect of St Jude’s is truly inspiring and we’re sure you will be captivated by Felix’s story.

Felix Mollel has been working at St Jude’s since 2005. His first job at St Jude’s involved driving the small red bus to transport the primary students to and from school. For three years, he practiced English with the students on the bus and with the international volunteers. One day he prepared a speech and spent a week memorising it. He later approached the Director of International Relations Kim Saville for a job opportunity. Kim was impressed with his determination and encouraged him to keep practicing English and learning basic computer skills.

In 2009, Felix’s hard work paid off and he was promoted to the role of Visitor Coordinator at St Jude’s. In this role he shows visitors from all over the world around the school which offers free education to over 1,650 of the poorest children from Arusha, Tanzania. Felix’s skills have developed - from speaking fluent English, understanding Aussie slang and sarcasm, to being a computer wiz, he has achieved so much.

For more information about the School of St Jude, please visit their website at http://www.schoolofstjude.org/ .

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Meeting fee is $10 and includes a drink on arrival and nibbles. This is payable by cash on the night.

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