Part­ner­ship helps to ed­u­cate Coffs girls

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - BETTER BUSINESS - KIM CON­NOLLY BUSI­NESS PRO­FES­SIONAL WOMEN

BPW Coffs Har­bour has sup­ported the ed­u­ca­tion of women and girls in our com­mu­nity from our in­cep­tion 46 years ago. In those early years, the fi­nan­cial and men­tor­ing sup­port came be­cause of the di­rect ob­ser­va­tion from our school teacher mem­bers who saw the dif­fer­ence ed­u­ca­tion made in the lives of the girls they taught.

What these women ob­served is now com­mon knowl­edge through sur­veys con­ducted over these past years. Aus­tralia is a sup­porter of the Global Ed­u­ca­tion Part­ner­ship with aid pay­ments in the vicin­ity of nearly half a bil­lion dol­lars since 2009.

One of the pil­lars of the part­ner­ship is about ed­u­cat­ing girls.

To find out more about this part­ner­ship, check out the web­site glob­al­part­ner­ship.org.

Lo­cally, BPW Coffs Har­bour, through the two ter­tiary schol­ar­ships we award an­nu­ally, has seen the dif­fer­ence this has made for young women who need that lit­tle ex­tra mone­tary as­sis­tance to re­alise their dream of as­sist­ing oth­ers through nurs­ing, mid­wifery, ed­u­ca­tion and psy­chol­ogy.

All are in­vited to the BPW Schol­ar­ship Din­ner on Tues­day, June 12 at the Sawtell Golf Club from 6pm when we will award our two schol­ar­ships. To book, go to Sticky Tick­ets and search for BPW Schol­ar­ship Din­ner or email us at coffs har­bour@bpw.com.au.

HIGH HON­OUR: Kaylea Short with her daugh­ter at the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Maude Spielvo­gel Award.

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