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Lunch with Anne Hampshire, Annie Fogarty and Jo Ferrie - Early Childhood Education and Development Programs and Entrenched Disadvantage

Event Date: 
03 June 2015
Time: 
12:00pm
Price: 
$125.00
Venue: 
UWA University Club
Entrance 1 Hackett Drive

Come and join us for lunch, speeches & a panel discussion with Anne Hampshire, Annie Fogarty & Jo Ferrie.

Anne Hampshire is the Head of Research and Advocacy at The Smith Family and has a background in education, research, social policy and service innovation. The Smith Family’s mission is to create opportunities for young Australians in need by providing long-term support for their participation in education. She will be speaking on the theme of early intervention to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children and young people as the most effective way of supporting them to be able to participate socially and economically in the Australian community.

Annie Fogarty AM and her husband Brett established the Fogarty Foundation in 2000 to provide educational opportunities to help develop Western Australia as a smart state and build stronger communities. Annie was appointed an inaugural Ambassador for Children and Young People and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for her work in the advancement of education in Western Australia. The Fogarty Foundation believes that every child requires a quality education. However, some children particularly those in low socio-economic communities face a range of challenges that have direct negative impact on their education and therefore their life opportunities. Working with people across the education, corporate and not-for-profit sector, the Foundation created the Fogarty EDvance program to help build the capacity of schools in LSE communities to enable quality teaching, enhance parent and community support and so improve the learning outcomes of the students.

Jo Ferrie is the Social Investment Manager at Woodside Energy and has worked in public and community affairs across the government and private sectors for the past 20 years. Jo manages Woodside's multi-million dollar social contribution program, including the recently launched Woodside Development Fund, a collaborative approach to creating early childhood development outcomes.

Organiser: 
UWA Centre for Social Impact
margaret.ritchie@uwa.edu.au
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