Accountants from EY chip in to help paint library at Kiara College


Kiara College Year 9 student Callias Sievuhr, EY senior associates Evelina Nordholm and Jacob Olsen, Year 9 student Samuel Mondelly.
Kiara College Year 9 student Callias Sievuhr, EY senior associates Evelina Nordholm and Jacob Olsen, Year 9 student Samuel Mondelly.

A GROUP of 15 accountants swapped their suits for paintbrushes to help Kiara College transform their library at a volunteering day last week.

Accounting firm EY held their annual EY Care Day across 15 WA schools including Kiara on November 3, where they teamed up with students to paint the outside of the library.

Principal Richard Kardol said the college hoped to build a greater network and more opportunities with EY beyond volunteer days.

“Our library is going through a large infrastructure rebuild inside bringing it up to a modern hub of communication, investigation and research,” he said.

“One of the things that we have done because it is such an extensive outlay inside, along the way, we thought we should do the exterior but we don’t really have the costing this year to do that.

“That’s when EY came in and said they were happy to volunteer; so we are very thankful for that.”

EY senior associate Jacob Olsen said EY Care Day provided support to disadvantaged schools and communities and contributed to the firm’s focus of building a “better working world”.

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