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Nikki Davis

Nikki Davis - Senior Presenter.

Bachelor of Arts (Communications)

“I get the most amazing reaction from people when I tell them about Enlighten and what we do. I believe that many people – both genders, all ages and walks of life – are becoming more and more aware of the need for the work Enlighten does with today’s girls. I have never been more proud to talk about my work and the fact that I get to remind all these gorgeous girls just how special they are.”

A trained dancer and former dance teacher, Nikki spent a number of years performing as a dancer and modelling professionally after completing her Communications degree. Her passion for writing led to a position as the editor of a magazine for young dancers, and a scriptwriting role with a production company followed. Then she moved into a producer role, working on the creation of videos and special events, and often appearing on camera as host.

Training to be a volunteer telephone counsellor with Lifeline gave Nikki the opportunity to explore her interest in counselling and psychotherapy, which she continues to study. It quickly became clear to Nikki during her time at Lifeline that she was particularly interested in social issues related to girls and women.

A former high school student of Enlighten’s CEO, Dannielle Miller, Nikki wanted to be involved the moment she saw the work Enlighten was doing in the community. Experienced in front of a crowd, with lots of stories to tell and a special interest in young women, Nikki has a proven rapport with school-aged girls and offers a unique insight into the worlds of fashion, entertainment and the arts.


Chloe Veljanovski

Chloe Veljanovski, Senior Presenter.

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Bachelor of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies), Diploma of Education (Secondary)

“I have always been a dedicated and active feminist who is passionate about helping women grow in a society that is only beginning to accommodate their rights. I want to be a facilitator, someone who can arm young girls with the tools and knowledge that will help them navigate through and analyse the plethora of images of women to which they are exposed. I am so proud to be a part of Enlighten Education, where I can follow this dream and really make a difference.”

As a trained Visual Arts teacher and television presenter, Chloe Veljanovski has an abundance of experience in reaching and communicating with young people. Chloe has worked in the music industry for an independent record label, and as a producer and host on a music television show. These opportunities have allowed Chloe to interview a range of amazing musicians such as Timmy Trumpet, Passenger and Alison Wonderland — and to experience firsthand the culture and lifestyle of the girls she works with at Enlighten.

In her time working as a teacher, Chloe has developed programs that foster the self-esteem and wellbeing of students, particularly young women, and she has worked with indigenous students through AIME. Going beyond teaching the curriculum, she feels it is important to form meaningful bonds with students and inspire them to help others. Chloe uses her expertise in the classroom, in the visual arts and media, and as presenter to follow her passion, which is to empower young women to reach their potential.

 

Enlighten Education is proud to be a part of the transformation process in the following schools

Perth Schools

  • Ballajura Community College
  • Bindoon Catholic Agricultural School
  • Chisholm Catholic College
  • Iona Presentation College
  • La Salle Catholic College
  • Rossmoyne Senior High School
  • Penrhos College
  • Perth College
  • Sacred Heart Catholic College
  • St Brigid’s College, Lesmurdie
  • St Mary’s Anglican Girls School
  • Seton Catholic College
  • Warnbro Education Centre

Testimonials From Local Schools

The response from our Year 9 and 10 girls was amazing – the best I have witnessed to any program in recent years. We look forward to you being involved with the College again in 2008.

The Team at Enlighten Education WA did a fantastic job in presenting the issues that young girls face today. The students enjoyed the event so much because when the bell went for lunch instead of racing out of there half of them stayed around chatting, signing journals and generally just having a laugh. It was so awesome to see the impact the day had. Thanks so much Diane!

We thought Dannielle Miller was terrific and I’ve had lots of comments from the girls that she was ‘the best speaker they have ever had!’. The response has been equally good from parents and staff, particularly young staff who have realised how important role modelling is as a teacher at the School.

We appreciate Dannielle speaking with our community and we look forward to when she returns to Perth College.

Our students were buzzing after the workshop and we were able to have a productive debrief. They found Nikki easily approachable, funny and informative. A couple of parents emailed and mentioned the workshop being highly valued by their daughters. Similar comments were made by supervising staff. I found Nikki to be a professional who established a connection with our students and provided relevant information. I would highly recommend Nikki to other Colleges.

Once again the team at Enlighten Education, and especially Nikki Davis, provided our girls with a most inspiring, entertaining and educational day. They had such a fantastic time, which allowed them to really engage with and embrace the powerful and important messages and skills covered in the workshops. Our sincere thanks!

Some feedback that I received from my daughter about the Year 7 Enlighten program. She was so excited about the program. She spoke enthusiastically about how fantastic it was, explained what they talked about and told me how great the leader Nicole was. She showed me the affirmation cards she was given and the bracelet that reminded her to say them over the next 3 weeks.

As a mum it is so heart-warming to have your child come home from school in such a positive and happy frame of mind. I hope the program continues so that all of the girls get the chance to feel good about themselves and learn the benefits of positive self-talk.

Thanks so much.

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