Seven young Canberra women have been awarded grants of up to $2,000 in 2015 to complete projects, develop their skills, and enhance their knowledge in their chosen career path or area of passion.
Vy Dhin has a tenacity and passion for learning and achieving academic excellence. She hopes to one day work internationally as a humanitarian doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders. The grant will support her to complete an International Baccalaureate which is a stepping stone to achieving this goal.
Victoria Galvin dreams of becoming a veterinarian. The grant will support Victoria to attend the Future Vet Kids Camp to increase her knowledge of animals, species and how to care for them. It will also assist her understanding of the demands of veterinarian science.
Annabel Garling has a passion for the promotion of young people’s positive wellbeing and for raising awareness about eating disorders and mental health conditions. She will use her grant money to work with her mentor to develop and deliver a multimedia presentation to young people at her school or local area and for her own personal development activities.
Paris Lomé is a talented artist. The grant will assist her attend an interstate art class and purchase equipment to develop her artistic portfolio.
Lucy Rowland plays a number of sports, including soccer and volleyball, and is a member of the Talented Sports Program at Erindale College. The grant will assist her to attend interstate and international sports competitions, including a volleyball competition in New Zealand this year.
Tess Trainor has a passion for dance and choreography. The grant money will assist her to stage a dance show to enable young Canberrans to tell their stories through dance. She will also complete a Certificate IV in dance, a big step towards her pursuit of a professional dance career.
Amy Van Lohuizen is a dedicated student of Go-Kan-Ryu Karate. She is working towards completing her black belt and to becoming an instructor. The grant will support her to access specialised training in Japan which will help her improve her technique, strength and overall confidence in her karate.