Help International Field Trip

Jun 27

Help International Field Trip

I have been working for the past couple of weeks with some student volunteers from Help International, an American NGO that sends student volunteers to a number of countries across the world during university holidays. SPBD is currently hosting four volunteers, who are assisting me with the Financial Education Program. We are working together to conduct an evaluation...

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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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Dec 3 is #GivingTuesday!

Dec 02

Dec 3 is #GivingTuesday!

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? If you haven’t… you have now. Imagine a single day where people from all across Australia rally together to give back on a local and global scale. That’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. It’s a call to action that, with enough support, will change lives and make history. This year, on Tuesday 3 December, we are celebrating a...

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Alcatel-Lucent staff becoming mentors for young people

Nov 11

Alcatel-Lucent staff becoming mentors for young people

World Education Australia (Good Return’s parent organisation) works with YWCA New South Wales to deliver the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation’s global initiative ConnectEd: a program that provides education and skills training opportunities for children and youth in disadvantaged areas. For the second year, Alcatel-Lucent staff have volunteered their time to make a...

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MasterChef: ConnectEd edition!

Nov 02

MasterChef: ConnectEd edition!

World Education Australia (Good Return’s parent organisation) works with YWCA New South Wales to deliver the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation’s global initiative ConnectEd: a program that provides education and skills training opportunities for children and youth in disadvantaged areas. One of the programs ConnectEd is running is in the Northern Rivers, where...

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‘WOW’… What a trip!

Sep 20

‘WOW’… What a trip!

Good Return’s Corporate Relations Manager Sandra Carvajal shares exciting plans for the forthcoming Women of the World (WOW) trip and her recent travels to the Philippines, where she was able to experience firsthand Good Return’s microfinance work in practice. Sandra reflects on the generosity and spirit of the women Good Return loans to, the conditions of...

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