After enjoying a trip to Cambodia with the Community ServiceLearning Project last year, UniSA Health Science student Alex Jackson felt confident he could use his skills somewhere more local.
Having noticed vendors selling The Big Issue magazine on the streets of Adelaide, Alex asked around and soon found the opportunity he was looking for.
His skills in health promotion and caring attitude enabled Alex to carry out his own project in partnership with The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer Program.
‘Everyone was lining up to get their muscles measured!’ Alex says.
‘We held a general health and fitness day using the UniSA Mobile Allied Health Clinic, ran some tests and included a few fun things like bicep circumference.’
‘It was a bit of a trial to see whether this would work and it did.’