Early Learning Centre, Assembly Hall and Tailoring Room are complete!

This week, we completed construction of the pre-school, assembly hall and tailoring room on site at Katuuso. Massive thank you to John, Dixon and the construction team for their hard work. We can’t wait to fill the new rooms with students!

Family planning workshop for the Katuuso community

IMG_3510On Thursday July 16th 2015, Katuuso Primary and Vocational School hosted a family planning workshop for all teachers, staff and parents.  The workshop was delivered by a medical officer and a midwife from the local clinic in Muduuma to explain the importance of using contraception and to present the range of options available at the clinic, free of charge, to both men and women.

Everyone was quite shy at the beginning, but before long, an open conversation evolved and the questions started pouring out. Community members were very participatory, voicing their concerns and asking for clarification on old wives tales and myths about contraception. It was hopeful to see the participation of the SFL builders and agricultural workers, as sexual health and family planning awareness is just as important for men as it is for women. This particularly holds true in societies where men often have more decision-making power in relationships.  Continue reading

Inspire Her: an inspiring women’s lunch

School for Life FoundationLast year’s women’s networking lunch and panel discussion was such a huge success, we are hosting another! Save the date: 3rd September at The QVB Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building.

Co-Founder of School for Life Foundation, Annabelle Chauncy OAM will be joined by an inspiring and dynamic panel of women in leadership roles.

Elizabeth Crouch, Deputy Chancellor of Macquarie University, will compere a panel of Jo Burston (MD of Job Capital and Inspiring Rare Birds), Georgie Gardner (renowned Channel 9 journalist) and Helen Conway (immediate past CEO of the Australian Government’s Workplace and Gender Equality Agency).

Together they will share their knowledge, experience and tales of strength. Tickets include a two course lunch and drinks, and are $80 each or 10 for $800. Tickets are available here now.

Meet like-minded women, exchange knowledge and experience, feel inspired.

You’re invited to our inaugural Southern Highlands dinner!

images.phpWe are excited to announce our first ever Southern Highlands dinner and we’d love you to come along. We are lucky to have special guest Tim Macartney-Snape present at this event.

Tim Macartney-Snape, one of Australia’s best known mountaineers, has attempted Mount Everest on two very different expeditions and has reached the summit on both, winning acclaim from around the world. In 1984 he became, with Greg Mortimer, the first Australian to summit the world’s tallest peak (via a new route on the North Face), and in 1990 the first person to climb it from sea level, departing from the Bay of Bengal. The film of his achievement, Everest: Sea to Summit, won prizes in seven countries for best mountain film. Tim is also the founder of Sea to Summit, a range of adventure, outdoor and hiking gear and accessories based in Perth, Western Australia and Boulder, Colorado.

It’s on Thursday 10th September from 7-10pm at Biota Dining, Bowral. Tickets are $80 each or $750 for 10. Join us for fine dining in a Chef’s hatted restaurant, drinks and entertainment. Tickets available here now