Update: How ConnectEd is Helping Disadvantaged Students in Australia

Apr 19

Update: How ConnectEd is Helping Disadvantaged Students in Australia

Good Return’s parent organisation World Education Australia works with YWCA New South Wales to deliver the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation’s global initiative: ConnectEd. The ConnectEd program provides education and digital skills training opportunities for children and youth in disadvantaged areas; with a focus on reaching young people who are at risk of disengaging,...

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Month of Microfinance!

Apr 16

Month of Microfinance!

April is the Month of Microfinance, a worldwide initiative to educate, build awareness and hold fundraising events for client-centred microfinance. It is a grassroots movement run by student organisations to learn about, challenge and evaluate microfinance practices through education and conversation. Objectives include forming a diverse learning community, fostering...

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International Women’s Day at Wenona Girls School

Apr 03

International Women’s Day at Wenona Girls School

Our amazing volunteer Annika has recently had the opportunity to speak to students at her alma mater Wenona High School. This is what she had to say about it: The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Ending Poverty for Women and Girls Through Economic Empowerment. I spoke about the contribution that Good Return was making, through microfinance and...

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International Day of Happiness :)

Mar 20

International Day of Happiness :)

Today, March 20, is the International Day of Happiness. The idea of celebrating a day of happiness came from Bhutan – a country with a very low GDP per capita, but ranked among the happiest nations in the world. The story begins with the King of Bhutan, who in 1972 grew tired of countries being measured purely by their gross domestic product. As a result, he...

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Challenging statistics on gender equality, even in Australia

Mar 19

Challenging statistics on gender equality, even in Australia

One of our favourite yearly traditions are our International Women’s Day breakfasts hosted in partnership with Clayton Utz. This year we were fortunate to have Avril Henry, HR consultant as our keynote speaker and Kate Jordan, Partner in Charge of Clayton Utz Sydney as our special guest. We wanted to share these challenging statistics about gender equality in...

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So what is a Social Performance Officer, anyway?

Mar 11

So what is a Social Performance Officer, anyway?

I recently spoke to a friend from London that I hadn’t caught up with for a while. “How have you been?” he asked, “how is your new job, what have you been up to?” As a relative newcomer to the Good Return team I’ve been asked these questions a lot by friends and family recently. More often than not, I struggle to find an answer; after all, the title...

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