Rural girls to be empowered by workshop

Welcome: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets some of the participants of a recent Country to Canberra workshop.
Welcome: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets some of the participants of a recent Country to Canberra workshop.

Country to Canberra is unveiling Project Empower -  a national ‘workshop roadtrip’ that will upskill and provide free leadership training to young regional and remote women.  

Chief executive Hannah Wandel said the award-winning not-for-profit organisation would drive over 14,000 kilometres to every state and territory to run the uplifting workshops in rural high schools.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … from May to August, our volunteer team will be jumping in a ute and hitting the red dirt to drive change,” she said.

The organisation is now calling on country communities to find out where they should run the workshops.

“It’s really simple. Anyone can jump on our website to fill out the short Expression of Interest form and apply for us to visit your school or sports club,” she said.

It’s all free, and can make a huge difference for local girls.”

Expressions of Interest close on March 6, for more information visit  countrytocanberra.com.au/projectempower.

Country to Canberra has a history of success, having run its prestigious Power Trip program since 2014 to connect rural girls with the likes of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and top chief executive officers.