Franklyn Scholar is a leading workforce education provider with the ability to deliver training across a range of industry sectors and qualifications, on both a local and national scale. As one of Australia’s largest, private Registered Training Organisations and a valued part of the global Washington Post and Kaplan businesses, it is a highly valued and much appreciated partner in the Franklyn Scholar Vocational Training Centre.
The company’s Footprint initiative is reaching out well beyond Australia’s shores to deliver valuable training programs to the resident former street children and the women and youths from below-poverty-line families from the nine villages surrounding the Jhag Children’s Village campus.
Victoria Woodfall heads a team of motivated Champions from Franklyn Scholar’s offices around Australia who work hard with their colleagues to raise funds and awareness of the company’s important initiative. We sincerely thank Victoria and her team – Clare Watkinson, Jessica Dawson, David Strachan, Kirsten Stephens and Tara Stevens for all their hard work.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to Ryan Trainor, former Managing Director of Franklyn Scholar for committing the company to this important project, and to Peter Laing, CEO of Franklyn Scholar for his extraordinary continuous support of the project. Franklyn Scholar is a standout in the Australian business landscape for its serious commitment to making the world a fairer place.
Vocational training equals Empowerment. As females tend to suffer most from poverty, investing in education and training programs can elevate them from their traditional subservient roles, and their children and communities also benefit. With new skills, they have the opportunity to climb out of the poverty trap, develop greater self respect and gain respect from their communities as they become more valued participants in the local economy.