Local group supports migrant education

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Scholarship: Lorraine Webb, Widjayanti Sledzinski, Yadanar Tun and Wendy Kirkby, with other English Students.Photo: Supplied.Two local migrant women were awarded a Zonta Clubscholarship to pursue their English studies further on Friday last week.

Zonta president Lorraine Webb and member Wendy Kirkby handed the award to English studentsWidjayanti Sledzinski andYadanar Tun at the South Metro Tafe on Friday.

The award provides financial assistance to local migrant women in difficult financial situations toencourage them to study English and find better job opportunities in the future.

The initiative is part of the Migrant Women Project, whichin partnership with the City of Mandurahaims to assist and help migrant women to settle in thelocal community.

The scholarship gives $300 to each student to cover enrollment fees at the South West Tafe.

“Migrant women have the difficulty of finding a job and that’s why we help them with their English so they can study further and get a certificate that can help them find a job,” Zonta member Wendy Kirkby said.

Zonta gives three scholarships every year to students that findfinancial hardship.

Due to an increase in the funds raised by the organisation they have been able to hand in two extra scholarships this year.

Zonta also organisesmeet and greet afternoon teas at the Greenfields Family Centreon the first Tuesday of every monthto helplocal migrant families tomeet locals and get informed about activities, events and services around Mandurah.

For more information go to Zonta Club of Peel Inc. page on Facebook.

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