Lifelong learning

Jacqui wants to realise her potential

Close up shot of young woman

Jacqui left school at the age of 16 to become a single mum. She has then spent the last six years raising her son and working casually and part time when possible. Jacqui starting volunteering at the Numurkah Preschool when her son began school – this is what sparked a love for early childhood education and care and drove her to begin her studies. Read More “Jacqui wants to realise her potential”

Marius was searching for a better life

Scholarship nominee Marius

Marius and his sisters moved to Australia from Nigeria a couple of years ago to reunite with their mother after years of separation.  Before civil unrest broke out Marius and his family lived in Sierra Leone. But in 1997 when he was seven years old Marius and his sisters were sent to safety, to live with his father’s relatives in Nigeria. Once things settled down they began to look for their mother. Read More “Marius was searching for a better life”