Sat, 03 Mar|
Lysterfield Lake Park VIC
Support our Pacific Neighbours - Annual Walkathon
Walk with us to support the education of youth and young adults in the Pacific Islands! The Annual Walkathon raises funds to support the Pacific Islands service projects of the Women’s Federation for World Peace, Australia.
Time & Location
03 Mar 2018, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Lysterfield Lake Park VIC, Horswood Rd, Victoria, Australia
About The Event
100% of the money raised during the Walkathon will be supporting the Island Projects;
In March 2017 we launched the “Pacific Island Scholarship Fund”, a not for profit development program that aims to provide young adults from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu with opportunities to access empowering education programs in their own country. We have successfully supported all our applicants, which have been able to enrol and study at university! This year we are looking to support further candidates. To find out more about our projects in the islands, visit https://www.wfwpaustralia.org/projects.
Did you know?
Today, 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women. Because education is not free, in the Pacific Islands families can only afford sending their children to school until a certain age. As a consequence, youth and young adults do not fully complete their education and their place is therefore taken by foreigners. This creates a tremendous social problem: Islanders become second-class citizens in their own country.
We firmly believe that people’s life and sustainable development can be improved tremendously by obtaining good quality education. With the Pacific Islands Scholarship Fund, we allow young women to receive an education and feel empowered, thereby contributing to the resolution of this social problem.
Please present a valid concession card upon registration on the day of the walkathon.
Please note: this ticket is valid for a group of 5 people. Participants must be over 18, they must not hold a concession card, or be primary-aged children and must be coming together on the day. Each component of the group must be present at registration.
Snack Pack for the walk, containing a fruit juice or a water bottle, a healthy snack bar (gluten, nut free options) and a fruit.