Canberra Sunrise continued its long association with the Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC) on Thursday 17 December with the awarding of the ‘Sunrise Award’ (over $250 worth of items to assist with school) at their graduation assembly to Paw K’Pru Moo.
Paw K’Pru is a 16 year old student from Myanmar/Thailand.  She arrived in Australia with her family in July 2014 and enrolled in the SIEC in August 2014.  Her citation read ‘she is a kind and giving young lady who has worked hard to learn English since her arrival at the SIEC. She is the first student to greet and welcome new students to try to make them feel comfortable and included.  Her friendliness and enthusiasm shine through and she is a joy to have in class…This term she went to Sydney to deliver a speech as part of an Introductory English Schools Oratory Showcase.  She shared her refugee story with an audience of over 100 people, who were touched and impressed with her brave presentation.’
Past President Bob Nield presented Paw K’Pru with a framed ‘Sunrise Certificate’ and a box of educational aids and a gift voucher.