Rohin Power lends his time to help Indigenous students with their school work.
Rohin Power lends his time to help Indigenous students with their school work. Georja Ryan

Powering a change

FOR most university students, spare time can be a rare pleasure, and rather than indulging in a video game or going for a skate, Rohin Power spends his time helping indigenous school students get the most out of their education.

This former School of Total Education graduate began studying music at Queensland University of Technology in 2011 and has since been involved in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

AIME involves Indigenous high school students visiting QUT on a weekly basis and being mentored by university students like Mr Power on a range of topics.

"We build a rapport with them and create a sort of role model," Mr Power said.

He said being involved with the program had been a rewarding experience.

"We provide an opportunity for mentoring that might not otherwise be available to them," he said.

"I want to help fix the problems they face and learn how they have been dealing with the issues they do."

Mr Power hopes to remain with AIME for years to come.


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