Class of 2009 graduate Kirsten Bryant has always had a heart for people and a desire to make a difference in the world. Reflecting on her school days, she commented, ‘Chairo enabled students to spend time with others and serve them in meaningful ways, and to share about the hope we have in Jesus’.
In 2014, Kirsten had the opportunity to go to Rwanda and saw firsthand how God has restored a nation to give them a future that’s full of hope. She found that her time overseas made her thankful for everything she has, and helped her understand the vital importance of education and the impact it has on lives.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from La Trobe University, Kirsten is now teaching at a multi-cultural school in Hampton Park and loves meeting students ‘where they are at’ and helping them grow into people who can have a positive impact on the world. She also enjoys serving on the music team and as a youth leader at church, where she gets to encourage others and ‘do life alongside them’.
One of the things that Kirsten loved most about her time at Chairo was the opportunities she had to be involved in extracurricular activities, both at school and in the wider community. She said, ‘The teachers always did a wonderful job of teaching us what we needed to know from the curriculum, but also ensuring we could see what it looked like practically in the real world’.
Chairo is committed to helping prepare students to make a positive difference in the world. Read about just a few of the many young men and women who have attended Chairo over the years.
Kirsten Bryan: Kirsten is teaching in a multi-cultural primary school.
Travis Waterhouse: Travis is flying for a charter company in Alice Springs.
Hannah Cleal: Hannah is studying to be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti: Anthony is playing AFL football for Essendon.