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Country Education Foundation of the Namoi

CEF Namoi supports local youth to achieve their career aspirations through post-school education and training.

CEF Namoi

Country Education Foundation of the Namoi (CEF Namoi) was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post-high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.

CEF Namoi fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations.

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APPLICATION DATES
OPEN: 1st July
CLOSE: 30th September

IN 2023

19
Students Supported
95,300
In Financial Support

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πŸ‘ Thank you, @upstandingco! πŸ‘

A group of students studying Business at @bonduniversity, called Upstanding, decided to fundraise for us as part of a project they undertook in their studies. 🀩

They had no idea who we were or what we did until they came across us on Google, but still chose us as their charity partner because of the clear impact we have on regional students. πŸ’ͺ

And thanks to their efforts, designing and selling laptop stands, we have more in the kitty to continue helping our rural and regional students access post school education and employment. πŸ›£οΈ

Read all about how they fundraised for us at our blog link in bio.

#CEF #countryeducationfoundation #regionalstudents #donors #supporters #bonduniversity #Upstanding
Elisha Leahey of Leahey Auto Group leaheyautogroup explains why she and her team are supporting Birds in The Bush in 2024. 
Thank you to Elisha and the whole of the Leahey Auto Group Teams from Orange and Cowra for their generous support as Bronze Sponsors in 2024. 

#makingtheinvisablevisable
We love hearing feedback from the young people we support. Here’s a little something grant recipient, Luca, has to say about CEF Walgett! 

In 2024 we have raised $71,500, all of which we’ve allocated to our 26 recipients! It is through support such as this that students like Luca can bring their dreams to fruition. 

Make sure to support CEF so we can continue to support our young people!
We're thrilled to announce our Principal Partner, @auctionsplus, is joining forces with our 2024 Mentor Program by providing three experienced and skilled mentors to support CEF students and alumni! 🀩

With 7 other mentors from many different backgrounds and industries also lined up, this year's program is one not to be missed! 🀝

The first round of the program, which is open to all of our students and alumni, will run from late April to July, with a second round to be scheduled for later in the year.

πŸ“ Simply fill out the expression of interest form by COB Sunday 21st April and take the first step towards achieving your career goals!

Meet the AuctionsPlus mentors and register your interest at our link in bio.

#CEF #countryeducationfoundation #mentorprogram #makeitpossible
The positive vibes from our students just keep rolling in! 🀩

Perla Pereira-Odlum, an alumna of Great Lakes Education Fund, has just started her first year of studies in a Bachelor of Science at @unsw. πŸŽ“

Thanks for the great feedback, Perla, and we wish you all the best for your first year of study! 😁

Learn about how you can help us help more students like Perla at our donate link in bio.

#CEF #countryeducationfoundation #regionalstudents #makeitpossible #scholarships
Melissa Theobald, Director of Psych Solutions Health & Wellbeing psychsolutions_centralwest explains why she and her team are supporting Birds in The Bush in 2024. 
Thank you to Melissa and the whole of the Psych Solutions Team for their generous support as Silver Sponsors in 2024. 

#makingtheinvisablevisable
A garden party with a difference πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎβ€οΈπŸŒ±

Support rural school leavers from the Orange area who need a little extra help financially to go on to further education or vocation. You’ll get to visit the exquisite Anfield Gardens, meet wonderful like-minded planty people, have the opportunity to listen to renowned landscape architect, Michael Bligh, plus much, much more! There’s even a lovely prize donated by us…totally worth the visit just for that 🀣🀣. 

Enjoy the best of Orange in autumn and support a truly valuable cause at the same time ❀️

#theavidgardenerorange #autumn #cefa #cef #anfieldgardens #australia #lovegardening #horticulture #gardening #workingmums #strongwomen #womensupportingwomen #livingthedream #coolclimategardening #centralwestnsw #orangensw #gardensaregoodforthesoul #womeninhorticulture
Rosie Long, Director of our City Realestate ourcityrealestate Rentals explains why she and her team are supporting Birds in The Bush for another year. Thank you to Rosie and the whole of the Our City Realestate Team for their generous support. 
Birds in The Bush could not do what we do without the generous support of all our local business sponsors and their leaders.

#makingtheinvisablevisable
Our alumna, Kelly Easey from Gunnedah, has come a long way since receiving grant and scholarship funding from CEF in 2014 and 2015. πŸ›£οΈ

From the tiny locality of Willala, near Gunnedah, NSW, she became the first member of her family to attend university. Having completed her studies in Medicine in 2019 at @unsw, she now has dreams to returning to a regional area as a cardiologist. 🩺

We caught up with her recently to see how her career is progressing. πŸ’ͺ

Meet Kelly here at our Blog link in bio.

#cef #countryeducationfoundation #alumni #regionalstudents #regionalaustralia
πŸ“’ CALLING ALL CEF SUPPORTED STUDENTS AND ALUMNI πŸ“’

Would you like to:
	πŸ‘‰ Develop communication skills and knowledge
	πŸ‘‰ Build professional networks and a support system
	πŸ‘‰ Increase confidence and self-esteem
	πŸ‘‰ Discuss how you can manage difficult conversations
	πŸ‘‰ Gain some clarity on where to next
	πŸ‘‰ Receive support and guidance to achieve career or personal goals
	
Then you need to check out our 2024 Mentor Program! 😎

There’s so much to gain from being involved, including extending your network by engaging with our mentors, other mentees and our partners, as well as professional development opportunities. 🀩

So, why wait? Join us on this transformative journey from April to July! πŸ—“οΈβœ¨ 
Don't miss out on this chance to level up your career game! ⭐️πŸ”₯

Read more about the program at our Blog link in bio.
Simply apply via the Expressions of Interest link in our bio. EOI closes Sunday 21st April. 

#CEF #countryeducationfoundation #mentorprogram #makeitpossible
We absolutely love it when we get amazing feedback like this from the students we support! 🀩

Lachlan Riley, from CEF Gilgandra, is as humble and kind as they come, and we're so thrilled to see him kicking his goals studying a Bachelor of Accounting at the @ouranu. πŸŽ“

It's a long way to travel from Gilgandra to Canberra, and without the support of our grant and scholarship funding, it may not have been possible.

Learn about how you can help us help more students like Lachlan at our link in bio.

#CEF #countryeducationfoundation #regionalstudents #makeitpossible #scholarships
πŸŽ‰ Calling all final year students and early career professionals! πŸŽ“
🌟 Need some guidance to kickstart your professional journey? Look no further!😎✨ 
Exciting news! We're thrilled to announce the launch of our CEF Mentoring Program!
 πŸš€πŸ€ Get ready to be matched with a mentor who will help you navigate the professional world and achieve your career goals! πŸŽ―πŸ’Όβœ¨ This incredible opportunity is tailor-made for CEF students and alumni like you! 
πŸ’ͺ✨ A successful mentorship can lead to immense growth for both the mentor and mentee. Another added benefit is that you get to grow your network and build a profile, by meeting all the other mentors and mentees. 🌱
🀩 So, why wait? Join us on this transformative journey from April to July! πŸ—“οΈβœ¨ Don't miss out on this chance to level up your career game! ⭐️πŸ”₯
Read more about the program at our Blog link in bio.
Simply apply via the Expressions of Interest link in our bio. EOI closes Sunday 21st April.
‼️ AGM ‼️
JOIN US AT OUR AGM - WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY 2024 AT THE COOMA EX-SERVICES CLUB. 
ALL NEW and EXISTING members are welcome to join our committee, helping to provide financial assistance to allow rural students to further develop their education! 
We need the support out community through volunteers like you to ensure we can continue to provide this support to our rural communities! 
See you all there!! πŸ’›πŸ©΅

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