Children of Phoenix are pleased to announce that they have awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to individuals whose lives and educational pursuits have been disrupted as a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. The foundation has awarded a number of scholarships to children, adolescents and adults to either continue with their education or re-access education in order they may realise their full potential. Without the support of a scholarship and individual mentoring provided by the foundation these children and adults would not be in a position to continue with, or re-access quality education pathways.
Founder and Chair of the charity, Professor Caroline Taylor AM said that education is a basic human right that should never be denied anyone but for so many children who experience sexual violence their educational development and opportunities are often severely compromised or lost as a resource, leaving children and young people bereft of the life opportunities that are paramount to helping one rebuild a life that has been impacted upon by childhood sexual violence. Applicants from the wider Ballarat area and Western region were prominent recipients as well as applicants from Melbourne and one interstate applicant.
Children of Phoenix is proud of its ongoing commitment to provide tangible supports that lead to positive, lifelong growth outcomes for children and young people. However the foundation needs the support of local businesses and community groups to sustain their work and would like businesses and business leaders to come on board and offer scholarship funding.