Prosh 2019 will be on Wednesday the 20th of March!
PROSH started as a small paper called the Sruss-Sruss in 1931. Since then it has grown to become one of the most iconic traditions of UWA. Every year, a team of dedicated student writers get together to produce the PROSH paper, a 20+ page newspaper of satirical content on current affairs locally, globally and internationally. Thousands of UWA students hit the streets of Perth on PROSH day, rattling tins and handing out papers in exchange for donations. All profits are donated to a group of charities chosen each year that support the WA community - over the last 87 years, over 2 million dollars have been raised!
In 2019, PROSH is supporting the following charities:
Guide Dogs WA is the only Western Australian based provider of Guide Dog training services in the community. Guide Dogs WA provides life changing Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Companion Dogs for children and adults with a disability, and Therapy Dogs for a school, hospital or therapy setting. It takes over two years and costs more than $50,000 to train a Guide or Assistance Dog. Guide Dogs WA relies on the support of the community to provide these life changing services to Western Australians living with low vision and disability.
Guide Dogs WA is owned and operated by VisAbility.
Red Frogs is a support program for young people from the ages of 15 – 25. We recognise that the culture of young people is dominated by alcohol and that excessive consumption of alcohol and other substances can lead to dangerous and life-altering behaviours. Therefore we've made it our mission to provide a positive peer presence in alcohol-fuelled environments where young people gather; educate young people on safe partying behaviours; and promote alcohol-free and/or diversionary activities that engage young people in these environments.
Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. Our purpose is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language - but also by running programs to support the communities to tell and publish their own stories.
We have supplied over 350,000 books to over 280 remote communities in our lifetime. We have published 88 books written by community, some in their first language, with the support from many of Australia's renowned authors and illustrators. We run an early literacy program designed to encourage reading in children under five and inspire their families and carers to get involved.