Look­ing for Sun­set on Hunger

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Denise S. Cahill

UWA grad­u­ate Bree Hal­lett con­sid­ers her­self an em­pow­ered woman and wants to give African women the same op­por­tu­nity through The Hunger Pro­ject and Busi­ness Chick’s Lead­er­ship Im­mer­sion Trip.

Ms Hal­lett, now a fi­nan­cial plan­ner in Mel­bourne, was among 20 women cho­sen for the pro­gram that will take her to Malawi in Novem­ber.

The Methodist Ladies’ Col­lege grad­u­ate aims to raise $10,000 for The Hunger Pro­ject Aus­tralia so the women of Africa can be­come em­pow­ered and work to­wards end­ing hunger.

Ms Hal­lett said the pro­gram ap­pealed to her be­cause she be­lieved that when women were em­pow­ered, all so­ci­ety ben­e­fited.

“What is spe­cial about The Hunger Pro­ject is that rather than pro­vid­ing hand-outs, they work in places such as Malawi to come to­gether with the lo­cal vil­lagers to cre­ate change through de­vel­op­ing lead­er­ship, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Fifty dol­lars will pay for 40 par­ents to be trained in how to feed their chil­dren lo­cally avail­able, nu­tri­tious food so these chil­dren grow, de­velop and avoid mal­nu­tri­tion.”

Ms Hal­lett will host a Sun­set River Cruise to help reach her fundrais­ing tar­get.

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