Achol Arow’s VU journey has helped her find her voice as a political leader and women’s advocate.
"As a child, I was so shy I barely spoke and I had very little belief in myself. My studies have boosted my confidence; and successfully participating in pageants and modelling here and overseas pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Starting with Liberal Arts at VU Polytechnic, TAFE helped me figure out what I was interested in and gave me a great foundation for uni before I enrolled in the Arts degree.
I joined the VU Labor Club because I wanted to learn more about the world of politics and because I am passionate about women being more involved. Now I’m the president! I’m learning a lot about policy, and how I can be a representative for women.
I went back to South Sudan last year and I saw first-hand the hardships of the women there. I learned about cultural traditions and how to support people enduring abuse.