Today, the inaugural Fish Scholarship was announced, with the recipient being named as Chantelle Baxter from Melbourne based non-profit organisation, One Girl.
One Girl focuses on empowering women and girls in Sierra Leone so that they can create and lead change in their communities. Established in 2009, they believe that education and economic empowerment are vital when it comes to tackling the issues faced by women and girls.
“My big goal, and the goal for One Girl, is to educate one million girls across Africa by 2020. This isn’t going to happen by chance. This will happen because we learn, grow, develop and push ourselves consistently in the directions of our dreams,” says Chantelle.
“It will be my first ever fundraising course. I have no doubt I’m going to learn a lot. I’ll gain knowledge beyond what I’ve learned through trial and error – and take a huge step towards really understanding how fundraising works,” said Chantelle.
“We are so excited about awarding our first Fish Scholarship recipient and we hope this educational opportunity can help Chantelle to develop more skills and really learn about ways she can take One Girl’s fundraising to the next level,” says Bianca Crocker, Director of Fish Community Solutions.
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