Girls from Oz (g-oz) has been the charity partner of the AGC since 2014. For those who may not already know, g-oz delivers performing arts based, educational engagement programs to mostly Indigenous girls and young women in remote regions of Australia. If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit the g-oz website or like the Facebook or Instagram pages.
This partnership continues to flourish as an increasing number of ASPA related individuals become g-oz supporters, volunteers and Instructors. In the first five years of our partnership, the ASPA community has generously donated more than $250,000 to g-oz. Thank you very much to those of you who have chosen to support g-oz and help ensure the sustainability of its programs.
This year, g-oz will be delivering its program in Halls Creek (WA) for the 10th year, Carnarvon (WA) for the seventh year and Lockhart River (QLD) for the fourth year. In 2019, for the first time g-oz will coordinate a trip for senior AGC girls to Halls Creek. This will be an exciting opportunity for 10 girls to visit this beautiful and remote part of our country where they will be involved in workshops, a recording and performances as part of the Ord Valley Muster.
26 g-oz participants will also have the opportunity to be selected to participate in this year’s Travel Program to Sydney where the aim will be to offer life enhancing experiences that highlight pathways to a successful future for participants. g-oz is proud of the fact that, of the 122 girls who have participated in a g-oz Travel Program since 2010, 83% remain engaged in education or employment.
ASPA Directors are pleased to provide the infrastructure to run g-oz and this means that donations go directly to program delivery. Should you wish to make a tax deductible donation then please visit GiveNow.
The AGC is looking forward to continuing to increase support and awareness of Girls from Oz in 2019 as we believe this inspiring organisation enriches the lives of girls in remote and regional parts of Australia.