Driving positive and ongoing change for women
Women for Change, a committee of the Learning for a Better World (LBW) Trust, was established in 2016 with the mission to empower women through education.
We support educational programs for young disadvantaged women in developing countries, driving positive and ongoing change for women but also their families and communities. We also seek to empower and mentor talented professional women and students in Australia and engage them in philanthropy.
Women for Change is governed by the LBW Trust, a well-respected national charity that draws on the generosity of the Australian and International cricketing community to provide transformational educational opportunities for young people in the developing world. The LBW Trust supports a wide range of projects in eight countries and is currently supporting over 2,300 students in attaining tertiary and vocational qualifications.
In 2017, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya was the guest speaker at the Canberra press club for International Women’s Day and launched our goal to support her first graduating students, who after a long road, have finally finished high school, and are now preparing to go to university.
In 2018, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya returned to Sydney and Canberra to present a series of talks for International Women’s Day. She was joined by two of her students who will be coming to Sydney to study this year.
Our Mentor Me Program is supporting the girls during their transition to university. The Program is supported by 24 Australian women.
Women for Change has also launched its inaugural Standing On Our Shoulders program, in which groups of business women from different organisations form teams and work together to raise money to support women in developing nations to gain an education. The purpose of Standing on our Shoulders is not only to give time and to raise money, but for the participants to network, inspire and support each other.
Find out more
- Read more about our mentoring program
- Read more about Standing On Our Shoulders program
- Find out more about Kakenya’s Dream
- Find out more about the Learning for a Better World Trust