The Two of Us: Sharon and Magdalene

The Two of Us: Sharon and Magdalene

Two of our amazing young scholars, Sharon and Magdalene, recently sat down with the Good Weekend’s Amanda Hooton to talk about their life in Australia and how education is creating change for them and their communities. You can view the full article here: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/two-of-us-the-journey-of-school-friends-from-kenya-to-sydney-20190514-p51nb3.html

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Women for Change Highlights Night

Women for Change Highlights Night

The amazing Eleanor Hall from the ABC Radio, interviewed our three Australian scholarship recipients at the recent annual Women for Change Highlights night. Attended by supporters, mentors, and corporate donors, the evening provided an insightful review of the last 6 months of Dr Kakenya Ntaiya first group of graduates who […]

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Amazing Night of Inspiration

Amazing Night of Inspiration

The LBW Trust hit a winner with the 13th Annual Trust Dinner on Saturday, 2 March 2019, at the Sydney Cricket Ground with guest of honour Mahela Jayawardene and LBW Alumnus Victor Chaitezvi who delivered a very motivational speech on his life change experience thanks to the support of the […]

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Merry Christmas from Women for Change

Merry Christmas from Women for Change

Reflecting on what has been a very successful year, Women for Change would like to wish all of our supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This year, Women for Change has supported 21 graduates of the Kakenya Center for Excellence (the school started by Dr Kakenya Ntaiya), to […]

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Standing on Our Shoulders caps off inaugural campaign

Standing on Our Shoulders caps off inaugural campaign

In 2018, Women for Change launched the Standing on Our Shoulders campaign. Bringing together professionals from PwC, Minter Ellison, Ogilvy, Aberdeen, AMP, and Macquarie, the program created a network of empowered women in Australia to support each other and work together to raise funds for the education of women in […]

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LBW Trust visits the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya

LBW Trust visits the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya

The LBW Trust, in partnership with Women for Change, is currently supporting its first cohort of graduating students at the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) in Kenya. In August, a group of 13 supporters, donors, and representatives visited Kenya on a 14-day tour led by Chairman David Vaux. The group was […]

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Pioneer Maasai girls join universities

Pioneer Maasai girls join universities

For years our organisation’s inspiration, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, dreamed of seeing girls from her village join universities. This was one of the main reasons she started a boarding school for girls in her village. And now, almost ten years since the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) welcomed its first students, that […]

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Sharon and Magdalene prepare for university life in Sydney

Sharon and Magdalene prepare for university life in Sydney

This week two young Maasai women, Sharon and Magdelene, who have been awarded scholarships to study at universities in Sydney, have experienced a series of firsts as they become familiar with their new community. Sharon, who is soon to begin her degree in medical science at the University of Technology […]

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Maasai girls arrive in Sydney to start their university studies

Maasai girls arrive in Sydney to start their university studies

Magdalene and Sharon have travelled over 12,000km from their Maasai community in Kenya to Sydney to begin university scholarships at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney, respectively. During their first two weeks in Sydney, Magdalene and Sharon have been getting acquainted with the city that will […]

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A gift from Australia – Mentoring Program launches

A gift from Australia – Mentoring Program launches

The Women for Change Global Mentoring program brings together the wisdom of experienced, senior business leaders and the graduating class of the Kakenya Center of Excellence. The goals of the mentoring program are to support, encourage and empower students as they navigate their way from school to university. The program […]

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