We were honoured to be invited to join Western Sydney Universities Giving Day earlier this month. Our Managing Director Talal Yassine abseiled down a 9 storey building with notable participants including channel 10 journalist Hugh Riminton, the WSU Acting Vice Chancellor Scott Holmes and one of our awesome scholarship recipients Arash Boadbar, with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for charities that are positively transforming lives positive.
Our charity of course was the Crescent Foundation’s refugee educational scholarships.
We love raising the bar when it comes to supporting worthy causes and none more worthy than education that is allowing our recipients the opportunity to reach their potential.
Thus far the Crescent Foundation has supported 20 refugee students through a financial and mentor scholarships.
One of those recipients is Arash Boadbar, Arash is who is currently completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) has shared with us his recount of the abseil.
On the 4th of September as part of the Giving Day, I took the Chancellor’s Challenge Abseil to raise money for the first ever Dream Scholarship. As a former refugee, Western Sydney University has given me the opportunity to make my dreams a reality and I want to be able to do the same for other refugees and asylum seekers who may have fallen through the cracks.
Dreams are the birth place for thoughts, goals, and visions and everyone has them regardless of their background.
Institutions like universities offer spaces and opportunities to make them a reality.
As someone who is a recipient of scholarship from Crescent Foundation, I am proud to contribute to the same cause, since the scholarship that I received has really changed my life and helped me to focus more on my full time study while settling into Australia.
Scholarships like this are helping individuals to reach their potential and be able to contribute back to the community. when a chance is given especially in education, it can transform lives as it transformed mine.
Education is hope and a key for a peaceful future.
We are wonderfully proud of the contribution Crescent Wealth has for these amazing students and we will endeavour to do our bit to assist.
Abseiling for a good cause 👍Last Wednesday, Crescent Wealth MD Talal Yassine abseiled off the Peter Shergold Building. Held on WSU's giving day, the goal of the activity was to raise awareness and financial support for Crescent Foundation’s refugee scholarships. #WesternGivingDay #CrescentFoundation Western Sydney University #CresentWealth #IslamicSuperCatch up on all the action in this video! 👇
由 Crescent Wealth 发布于 2019年9月9日周一
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Talal currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Whitlam Institute and Western Sydney University Foundation Council Board. He also serves as Chairman of First Quay Capital and Chairman of the Australian Arab Dialogue. Talal has also served on the Australia Post, Board of Sydney Ports, Macquarie University and the Western Sydney Area Health Service and the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Council of Australia Arab Relations. In an executive capacity, Talal spent 10 years at PwC as a director and strategist, and at investment firm Babcock & Brown in the Corporate Finance Group and later in the Technical Real Estate Division. Later Talal held leadership positions in Better Place Australia, Platinum Hearing and Star Transport Australia.