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Asian Australian Foundation makes inaugural grant to Western Chances

29 Jul 2016 9:38 AM | Sining Wang (Administrator)

The Asian Australian Foundation has recently made a grant to Western Chances.

The impact of the Asian Australian Foundation's generous grant to Western Chances will be significant in transforming the lives of around five talented and motivated young people facing financial barriers to completing their education.

Financial hardship is a significant barrier to education. Low income families struggle to afford the costs to enable their children to participate fully in secondary education or tertiary studies.

It can cost more than $5,000 to put a child through their first year of a government high school in Melbourne.

These young people supported by the Asian Australian Foundation will be awarded merit based, tailor made scholarships to purchase essential items not provided by schools, including text books, MYKI, laptops, internet and specialist lessons.

Recipients will have the life changing opportunity to remain in education, go on to further education, training and employment and fulfil their potential.

Receiving a Western Chances scholarship provides recipients with belief from an external organisation, and belief from Western Chances's committed donors like the Asian Australian Foundation, that they have potential and are recognised and acknowledged for their talent and motivation.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/westernchances/

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