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Student balances study, carer commitments

By Katie Weiss

Young carer Jauhari Wright says studying at CDU has helped him to develop many life skills Young carer Jauhari Wright says studying at CDU has helped him to develop many life skills

An exceptional young Territorian says studying at Charles Darwin University while caring for his father has helped him progress in his life endeavours.

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws student Jauhari Wright said he gained valuable time management skills from his experience balancing his commitments, both as a student and as a carer.

Jauhari was recently named Young Achiever of the Year at the 2014 NT Young Achiever Awards, where he also won the Young Carer’s Award.

“Being a carer is not the sum of your identity,” Jauhari said. “You can also be a student, you can do other things.

“Study has given me a sense of progression in my life, and the ability to move forward in a positive light.”

Jauhari has been caring for his father, who has a neurological disease known as Huntington chorea, since 2008.

Also among winners at the Young Achiever Awards was Joshua Bonson, who received the CDU Arts Award.