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Mithila Goru – Macarthur Girls High School | Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer 2021

Trailblazer Mithila Goru

What are the Trailblazer Awards?

The Trailblazer Awards celebrates Year 12 students beyond their ATAR, recognising those who have overcome personal challenges and used their final year of school to positively impact their community.

Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, build their personal brand and profile as a future leader, learn key career skills in our 3-day Pathfinder Accelerator, and so much more!

Find out how Mithila navigated Year 12 differently throughout 2021!

Introducing: Mithila Goru

Category: Social Impact & Change

School: Macarthur Girls High School

Career Aspiration: Finance/Information Systems


  • Weekly non-profit tutoring work for the eTutors Project
  • Taught migrant children English
  • Researched, created and shared weekly tutoring resources

What makes Mithila a Trailblazer?

Mithila has had a busy few years! Being highly involved in her school extracurriculars, volunteer tutoring, raising awareness for homeless women and was a leading member of a winning team whose $40,000 design was implemented within her school. Yes you read correctly!

Mithila was a leading member of the winning team in the Integrated Learning Space Design Competition Certificate of Excellence, whose $40,000 design was implemented within her school! The team redesigned a learning environment within the school, researching extensive pedagogy supporting the new design, creating a 3D model and presentation for the school executives. Notably, Mithila was passionate about designing a space for blended learning from visual, auditory and hands-on perspectives, ensuring the classroom would be highly accessible for all learners!

Mithila has also worked as a volunteer for the eTutors Project, providing academic support to low-SES primary school students from migrant backgrounds, supporting them in necessary skills in English and Mathematics. In this project Mithila has developed a connection with Year 3 and Year 5 students, who only migrated to Australia within the last five years. One of her students also has a hearing impairment, adding to the stress of school.

Mithila has become a true beacon for the parents who struggle to understand Australian academic standards and how to ensure their children meet them. Mithila created weekly resources and supported the children with weekly two-hour video lessons to see them all improve. She hopes to continue with her students and fight for all children to have access to equitable education, beyond socioeconomic status and experience.

Her tutoring experience, as well as her volunteering at UNSEEN Project’s arts hub, have developed the critical interpersonal skills of empathy. UNSEEN Project’s collective aims to raise awareness of the hidden population of homeless women. While volunteering Mithila have conversed and listened to the multifarious life experiences of these women. She resonated with their sense of justice and equity in raising awareness to remove the stigma towards people experiencing homelessness.

Empathy has been a critical skill for Mithila to find success in becoming a globally aware and socially conscious individual who has an understanding of how their role and others’ roles in society impacts socioculturally, economically and environmentally on the world around them. 

Speaking of diversity, Mithila has plenty of experience working with sustainable practices. Since 2014, Mithila has been working casually at her parents small eco-friendly business, Thyli, taking on a sustainable lifestyle in all aspects of life! She also assists in customer service and marketing for the business. 

Beyond high school, Mithila hopes to work in the Finance or Information Systems fields! In the 21st Century, Finance and Information Systems are playing an increasingly prominent role. Mithila will carry her experiences and success throughout her pathways to future success! 

“…I believe empathy is critical for me to find success in becoming a globally aware and socially conscious individual who has an understanding of how their role and others’ roles in society impacts socioculturally, economically and environmentally on the world around them”

Mithila has achieved an incredible amount of success over the past few years! It is no surprise she has made it as one of the Top 50 Trailblazers!

The Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazer Awards aim to identify and celebrate students who use their final years of school to invest holistically in the skills and experiences that will maximise their own future opportunities and make a contribution to the future of our society.

Our winners for the Year 12 Trailblazer Awards have demonstrated initiative in volunteering for their school or community, have participated in co-curricular activities, and have held leadership positions within their schools.

Learn more about who placed in the Top 50 Year 12 Trailblazers here!

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