Earbus Foundation of WA performs checks for Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School Students

Listening in: Kassie Allan, Terrina Parks, Michael Boyle, Paul Higginbotham, Kevin Shaw, and Deakin Williams alongside the newly-designed Earbus vehicle. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Listening in: Kassie Allan, Terrina Parks, Michael Boyle, Paul Higginbotham, Kevin Shaw, and Deakin Williams alongside the newly-designed Earbus vehicle. Photo: Thomas Munday.

The students of Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School in Glen Iris recently received a helping hand from one of Western Australia’s premier health services. 

The Earbus Foundation of WA visited the school and provided free hearing checks on Thursday, March 22. 

Djidi Djidi students Kassie Allan and Deakin Williams were lucky enough to have their traditional indigenous designs placed on the bus. 

Earbus chief executive officer Paul Higginbotham said the service first came to the school in November 2016, assisted by the South West Aboriginal Medical Service. 

“When we drove in, the kids’ faces just lit up because this is the first time they have seen it like this,” he said. 

“Our job is to make sure that if they have got an ear problem it doesn’t turn into hearing loss.”

Through its Community Giving Fund, Aurizon presented the Earbus with a $20,000 grant.

The funding allowed the health service to visit schools across the South West.

Piacentini and Sons also made a contribution to the Earbus service.