Girls Academy named Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s charity of the year


CCI WA chief executive Chris Rodwell, student Nakia Newbery, Kiara Girls Academy program manager Lisa Semmens, student Lili Hughes, Kiara Girls Academy development officer Danielle Toy, student Taneeka Morris, Girls Academy chief executive Ricky Grace, and Kiara College principal Grant Brown. Picture: Giovanni Torre
CCI WA chief executive Chris Rodwell, student Nakia Newbery, Kiara Girls Academy program manager Lisa Semmens, student Lili Hughes, Kiara Girls Academy development officer Danielle Toy, student Taneeka Morris, Girls Academy chief executive Ricky Grace, and Kiara College principal Grant Brown. Picture: Giovanni Torre

THE Girls Academy has been named the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s (CCI WA) charity of the year.

CCI WA granted the academy, which provides in-school programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, a $20,000 donation at a ceremony held in Kiara on May 8.

Program manager Lisa Semmens said the donation would help the academy give students a greater opportunity to succeed in their chosen fields.

“Without support from the private sector the Girls Academy could not properly deliver the program that equips these students with the tools to complete their studies and go on to become tomorrow’s leaders,” she said.

CCI WA chief executive Chris Rodwell said it was a rewarding experience for staff to see how their fundraising efforts resulted in improvements in students’ attendance and school.

The academy has helped 83 per cent of its 2017 graduates find further study, employment or both.

For more information, visit http://www.girlsacademy.com.au.

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