We owe a great debt of gratitude to Ryan Trainor, former Managing Director of Franklyn Scholar for committing the company to this important project. Under his leadership, Franklyn Scholar committed to fund and build the Franklyn Scholar Vocational Training Centre and to engage all staff to be part of this via the Footprints initiative. Victoria Woodfall headed a team of motivated Champions from Franklyn Scholar’s offices around Australia who raised funds and awareness of the company’s important initiative. We sincerely thank Victoria and her team for all their hard work.
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.