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Nelson Bay businesswomen celebrate International Women’s Day

Nelson Bay International Womens Day

For decades International Women’s Day (IWD) has been bringing awareness to equality and empowering women from all walks of life to achieve their hopes and dreams in business and community. Australian humanitarian Gemma Sisia (nee Rice), who established the School of St Jude in Tanzania in 2002, is one of the many women making a difference to underprivileged people on the […]

Bega solicitor cycling solo across African country

Bega solicitor Andrew Warren is preparing to cycle across Tanzania in support of School of St Jude. Picture: Albert McKnight

Bega solicitor Andrew Warren is pumping up the tires ready for a cross-country bicycle ride – in Tanzania! In February 2019, Mr Warren plans to ride the length of the African country, alone and unsupported, to raise funds for the School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania. All up, the ride covers about 1600km. “If you agree […]

Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Gemma Sisia

Inspiring Women on a Mission

Gemma Sisia’s parents, Sue and Basil, fervently believed in the power of education to change the future. The couple, who raised eight children on a sheep wool farm in New South Wales, Australia, made significant sacrifices to ensure that their seven sons and one daughter had excellent educational opportunities. They also were strong believers in […]

Cloncurry local embarks on Tanzanian Immersion trip

Cloncurry local embarks on TZ

Cloncurry local, Lexie Hudson, is one of seven young Australian leaders who have embarked on a three week Tanzanian Immersion trip.  yLead’s Tanzanian Immersion has focused on connecting young people through adventure, service, connection and cultural immersion, through which it is hoped these women are inspired to make a difference in their local communities. Ms Hudson and the […]

Dominican students get scrubbing for charity

Kate Keaney and Caoimhe O'Neill (image credit: Bray People, Independent ie.)

Students from the Dominican College Wicklow were blessed with some great weather as they carried out a five-hour fundraising car wash at the school. The event on Saturday, April 21, was held to raise funds for the School of St Jude in Tanzania. The School of St Jude educates disadvantaged, bright students in the Arusha […]