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Celebrating Harmony Day with educator, Laura

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At Mater Education, we embrace cultural diversity and work towards celebrating and maintaining inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

To celebrate Harmony Day, we recently interviewed one of our very own educators, Laura, who has extensive experience in multicultural nursing and is now an educator for our Deadly Start program.

Laura travelled the world as a Registered Nurse from Cambodia, China and Vietnam to the likes of Alice Springs here in Australia. Her most recent stint saw her based in Uluru, where she serviced the indigenous population of over 300 individuals as the Registered Nurse. She is passionate about youth education, travel, nursing and closing the gap.   

“I have travelled the world with my career, which has exposed me to a range of beliefs, traditions, practices and cultures. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the experiences I have.”

“I love educating, and I feel that the way forward is educating the youth. If you can influence someone in their youth, you can have a major impact on the course of their life. The Deadly Start program is very close to my heart and is a fantastic initiative from Mater Education in closing the gap. For me personally, I get to combine the best of both worlds, with my love for teaching coupled with my heart for the indigenous.”

Pictured: Laura in her days as a registered nurse in the Northern Territory.