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Alumni gives back to Western Chances through leadership

Alumni gives back to Western Chances through leadership

Mon, 16th July 2018
In 2016 Western Chances welcomed our very first alumni board members. One of those new recruits, Celia Tran, received her first scholarship from Western Chances in 2007, and has never looked back.
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Good Business Forum 2018 Wrap Up

Good Business Forum 2018 Wrap Up

Fri, 6th July 2018
Western Chances annual fundraiser, the Good Business Forum, was held on Friday 15 June 2018.
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Uganda to Melbourne’s west: Joel’s story

Uganda to Melbourne’s west: Joel’s story

Wed, 20th June 2018
Joel Khemis Musa arrived in Australia in 2009. Originally from Sudan, his family escaped civil war and spent much of their time living in different refugee camps in Uganda, before they were granted a Visa and arrived in Melbourne’s west.
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Dancer joins the ranks of the Western Chances Alumni

Dancer joins the ranks of the Western Chances Alumni

Fri, 10th August 2018
Each year, as students graduate from their university courses, we have the joy of continuing to support them in their life journey as valued alumni members.
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New volunteer Lyn a valuable member of the Western Chances team

New volunteer Lyn a valuable member of the Western Chances team

Wed, 23rd May 2018
Western Chances has many excellent volunteers who provide administrative support in the office, help out at our events or serve as committee members. To celebrate National Volunteer Week we would like to introduce you to Lyn Foote, one of our newest volunteers.
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Scholarship recipient explores career options and aims to make a difference

Scholarship recipient explores career options and aims to make a difference

Mon, 9th July 2018
Western Chances Scholarship Recipient, Asende Singehebhuye, is sure of one thing; that she wants to help those less fortunate than herself. For this young high school student, “giving back” is all part of the journey as she uncovers her potential.
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Volunteer and keen golfer finds sweet spot assessing scholarship applications

Volunteer and keen golfer finds sweet spot assessing scholarship applications

Tue, 15th May 2018
Retired school principal and keen golfer, Gabrielle Keating, contributes her time and expertise to Western Chances as a scholarship application assessor. It’s a role she greatly values.
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Westpac Foundation’s Community Grant Ambassador advocates for young people Melbourne’s west

Westpac Foundation’s Community Grant Ambassador advocates for young people Melbourne’s west

Tue, 29th May 2018
Since answering a call-out for Community Grant Ambassadors last year, Westpac’s Michael “Muddy” Waters has been a committed advocate for Western Chances. His work has inspired others in the banking community to help create more opportunities for young people.
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