Last Saturday the 17th of April the Hindu Council of Australia held their belated 2020 Gargi Awards for women’s contribution to society.
It was a superb afternoon of magnificient Indian dancing, delicious Indian cuisine and fabulous company made all the more memorable as our longest standing volunteer, Felicity Kean was awarded the Gargi award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to education in Australian.
Melinda Zanello from the HMEF accepted the award in Felicity’s absence but she was definitely there in spirit.
Felicity has worked tirelessly over the past five years as a
volunteer for the Harding Miller Education Foundation in the capacity of a personal coach and student support to hundreds of young girls from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds.
In addition to her direct impact on our scholars, Felicity has been a public advocate and ambassador for the HMEF program for years. She has donated significantly to our cause but more importantly she has enabled others to give and support girls within their communities. The compounding impact of this is that more disadvantaged young women are completing high school, moving on to tertiary study and breaking the cycle of poverty across Australia.
The knowledge that Felicity has about the education system, it’s complications, value and how young women develop through their educational journey is an asset to not only the Foundation but to the Australian community.
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