Podmore Foundation

Posted 12 April 2013 2:05pm

PHOTO: KPMG Canberra mentor Meaghan Darcy, CGGS Year 10 Boarder Larissa Woosup, and President of the Podmore Foundation Bob Breen.

Congratulations to Year 10 CGGS boarder Larissa Woosup on receiving the 'Mick Dodson and General Peter Cosgrove Scholarship for Leadership', at last weekend's Podmore Foundation Scholarship Certificate presentation lunch.

Many members of the CGGS community, parents and staff, attended the lunch at the Royal Canberra Golf Club to show their support for the Yalari and Podmore Foundations. Yalari and Podmore select and sponsor a group of Indigenous girls from rural and remote communities and towns to provide them with educational opportunities at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

In 2009, Larissa Woosup from Mackay (QLD) and Rona McDonald from Alice Springs (NT) enrolled as boarders at CGGS, a first for the School. They were followed in 2011 by Mia Hodges and Lyric Hearn both from Cairns (QLD) and in 2013 by Sarah-Cait Kirkland and Isabella O'Hara, both from Moree (NSW) and Elanor Tait-Russell from Wodonga  (VIC).

"In coming years, Yalari and Podmore are hopeful of giving more Indigenous girls opportunities at CGGS. The Podmore Foundation assists Yalari financially, but more importantly provides guardians, mentors and tutors to assist the girls to reach their full potential," says Podmore Foundation President, Bob Breen.