Two All Saints’ students win national entrepreneurship award

 

Two All Saints’ students win national entrepreneurship award

All Saints’ College Year 10 students, Dulith Sirisuriya and Xinchi Zhang, have won the WA Rookie Enterprise of the Year (Years 10 – 12) prize in the national $20 Boss competition for their web translation company, Lan Xiang Translation.

The $20 Boss program encourages students across Australia to build, design and deliver a business, and is sponsored by the Foundation for Young Australians.

The ASC students’ company provides translation services to schools and its first project, which goes live shortly, was to translate the All Saints’ College front page into Mandarin to make it more accessible for overseas students, particularly those in that College’s partner school in China, Beijing Academy.

The duo said they are proud to have been recognised in this way and are excited about the opportunities ahead.

“I feel grateful and honoured to have been given this opportunity and we are pleased to have been recognised at a national level,” said Dulith.

Xinchi added, “We are looking to expand our business to service other schools across WA and Australia in an effort to help facilitate cross-cultural communication.”

All Saints’ College Principal, Belinda Provis, said she is proud of the boys’ efforts and said it is reflective of the entrepreneurial spirit at the College.

“One of our core responsibilities is to ensure our students are equipped to step confidently into a future characterised by rapid change and uncertainty: that requires a skillset that includes initiative and enterprise, skills of creation and collaboration, as well as a passion for problem-finding and problem-solving,” said Ms Provis.

“I congratulate Dulith and Xinchi on seeing this opportunity and addressing it, and I acknowledge all of our $20 Boss students who have created some terrific projects with a focus on social enterprise, while solving real-world problems,” she added.

All Saints’ students have the opportunity to sell their goods and services through Runway, the College’s pop-up shop which was designed by a Year 5 student and located in the College’s café. Runway will have an online presence early in 2019.