Western Chances News Archive

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Scholarship recipient breaks new ground in Australian TV

Scholarship recipient breaks new ground in Australian TV

Wed, 18th October 2017
Another Western Chances alumnus is making excellent inroads into his chosen career in the film and television industry. Ez Eldin Deng was recently engaged as the cultural consultant for the upcoming SBS production of ‘Sunshine’, starring Anthony La Paglia and Melanie Lynskey.
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From Stockbroker to teacher: Meet Western Chances nominator Tony Adamson

From Stockbroker to teacher: Meet Western Chances nominator Tony Adamson

Sat, 7th October 2017
Essendon Keilor College teacher, Tony Adamson, was the winner of the Western Chances Helen Worladge Award in 2015, which recognises nominators who go above and beyond to support their students
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Scholarship recipient overcomes barriers on road to dreams

Scholarship recipient overcomes barriers on road to dreams

Sat, 7th October 2017
Year 11 student Yasin Khawari has come a long way in life since arriving in Australia as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2015.
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Scholarship recipient strengthens resolve to achieve global impact

Scholarship recipient strengthens resolve to achieve global impact

Sat, 7th October 2017
Having overcome a disappointing setback, Danielle Farah remains fixed on her goal of achieving global impact.
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Lunchtime wisdom for recipients and alumni

Lunchtime wisdom for recipients and alumni

Sat, 7th October 2017
On Wednesday 13th September we held our second ‘Word from the Wise’ lunch at Rosa’s Canteen in the city. ‘Word from the Wise’ brings together a small group of Western Chances recipients and/or alumni to meet with a ‘wise’ person who shares their insights and experiences in a relaxed and intimate forum.
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Terry Bracks AM career of giving and chances

Terry Bracks AM career of giving and chances

Thu, 17th August 2017
It has been 13 years since Terry Bracks AM founded Western Chances in 2004. As a former teacher, and wife of the Premier of Victoria at the time, Terry wanted to use her position of influence to make a difference in her own community. Her enthusiasm and passion for working with young people grew from a series of circumstances and opportunities.
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College Captain & scholarship recipient takes leadership in her stride

College Captain & scholarship recipient takes leadership in her stride

Thu, 17th August 2017
Makayla Cradock is a Western Chances scholarship recipient who has grasped opportunities for personal growth with both hands. Taking on new challenges has become a habit for this inspirational young leader.
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Scholarship recipient encourages young aspiring lawyers: “Just go for it”

Scholarship recipient encourages young aspiring lawyers: “Just go for it”

Thu, 17th August 2017
If you attended our Scholarship Award Ceremony two years ago, you may recognise Melissa Le Fevre as our inspiring recipient speaker. During her speech, Melissa shared details of the barriers she has overcome to finish her education and pursue a career in law.
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