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Synergy gives funding boost to Stars Foundation mentoring program for First Nations students

Laura PondMandurah Times
Cecil Andrews College students Aaliyah Hughes and Tallara Dane with Synergy senior Aboriginal engagement advisor Carol-Ann Bernard and Stars Foundation program co-ordinator Tara Morrison.
Camera IconCecil Andrews College students Aaliyah Hughes and Tallara Dane with Synergy senior Aboriginal engagement advisor Carol-Ann Bernard and Stars Foundation program co-ordinator Tara Morrison. Credit: Supplied

First Nations students in Mandurah and Rockingham are set to shine brighter thanks to a mentoring program.

Synergy will inject up to $100,000 into the Stars Foundation over the next two years to run holistic mentoring programs in WA schools.

The program runs at Coodanup College and recently started at Warnbro Community High School.

Stars Foundation director Andrea Goddard said there was increasing demand for the organisation’s services.

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“We are running 21 Stars programs for 1100 students in WA and we have launched three new WA programs in Peg’s Creek, Tambrey and Warnbro in 2023,” she said.

“It is the support of partners like Synergy who help us grow and ensure we can deliver equitable support for girls leading to improved health, education and employment outcomes for First Nations girls and young women.”

Synergy chief executive David Fyfe said it would help students reach their full potential.

“Providing educational and employment opportunities will improve the outcomes for not only the girls themselves, but also their families and communities,” he said.

“By investing in the education of young Indigenous women, Synergy is leaving a positive legacy for generations to come.”

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