Jayendranath Dhurmah was awarded the International Student of the Year Award at the annual South Metropolitan TAFE Awards Night in March 2015.
Jayendranath came to Western Australia from Mauritius and overcame the challenge of being away from home to learn English and excel in his track (horse) riding qualification. He has also demonstrated exceptional commitment to his local community, joining the State Emergency Service.
"Before I came here I didn’t have any experience or riding skills," Jayendranath said. "I learned everything through South Metropolitan TAFE and now I’m actually a rider."
Jayendranath has already commenced his next course of study, a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. He wants to become a jockey or care for animals.