Woorabinda local, Jobe will be studying at Screenwise, in Sydney but is working hard to save his pennies before he leaves for the big city due to changes made to the VET FEE Help structure.
Woorabinda local, Jobe will be studying at Screenwise, in Sydney but is working hard to save his pennies before he leaves for the big city due to changes made to the VET FEE Help structure. Contributed

Anonymous donor splashes $25K on Woorie teen's uni fund

JOBE Adams' film dream has found a very Hollywood ending.

After appealing to the community for help to fund a coveted Screen Acting degree in Sydney, the Woorabinda teenager has been gifted an incredible $25,000 from an anonymous donor.

The 17-year-old's journey started with changes to the structure of VET FEE Help, which no longer lists acting courses due to it not being a 'skills shortage area'.

So Jobe took to crowd-funding, and just one day after The Morning Bulletin told his story, Jobe's GoFundMe page listed the generous donation.

His education fund has now raised $28,040.

"Your goals are worth fighting for,” Jobe said.

"My Dad is from Woorabinda, and my Mum is from Yarrabah, and I am from a family of 11 siblings.

"I believe my journey will be an important one, not only for my future but for the other young people of Woorabinda, inspiring them that anything is possible, no matter the obstacles.”

With no formal training, Jobe has made films to great success.

After writing, filming, directing and editing a short film titled 'Yolanda' in 2014, the production went on to win three awards in a national competition.

Jobe went through two rounds of auditions to earn his palce in the course, and now thanks to the efforts of a generous stranger, he can see his dreams come to life.



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