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Human Rights Day: Youth as Constructive Agents of Change
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This year’s Human Rights Day explores the theme ‘Youth as Constructive Agents of Change.’ Celebrating the 30th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we know the future change-makers our g-oz girls can be. Girls from Oz invests in girls because we know the flow-on effect it has in the broader community. Studies show that women reinvest 90% of their incomes back into their families, while men only reinvest 30-40%.  Moreover, when women’s wages increase, child nutrition,…


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Giving Tuesday: 5 ways to give
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Giving Tuesday is a campaign recognising the organisations like Girls from Oz that give back to the Australian community. Girls from Oz (g-oz) gives girls living in remote Australia access to the performing arts. 12 years ago Directors of the Australian School of Performing Arts began exploring the opportunity to give girls living in remote Australia access to the performing arts. g-oz is now working in three communities, using the power of the performing arts to keep girls in school,…


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How to support g-oz through Shopnate
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It’s Black Friday today and Giving Tuesday next week so we thought we’d share ideas about how you can give to g-oz while tucking into some Black Friday sales! Tuesday December 3 is Giving Tuesday, and is the perfect opportunity to give back to organisations like Girls from Oz. Our purpose is to use the performing arts as a hook of engagement, to keep girls in school and inspiring girls to feel no shame about having ambitious careers. There are…


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Two-way learning: Greta’s week of new experiences
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After two flights to Broome and Kununurra, followed by a four-hour driving stint, you really start to put into perspective just how vast Australia is. From a high-up lookout point, you can see how Halls Creek sits on the outskirts of the desert. I was flawed by the distance, how far away from home I felt, and by the red landscape. It’s taken me a week to try and put together a succinct thread of thoughts and feelings about Halls…


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International Day of the Girl Child: Unscripted and Unstoppable
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Happy International Day of the Girl Child! The International Day of the Girl Child is a day of recognising the gender inequality girls face all over the world. This year’s theme, ‘Girl force: Unscripted and Unstoppable’ celebrates the dreaming and achieving of girls . g-oz is proud of the role…


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AK’s Travel Program experiences
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AK has a long history with g-oz From kindergarten in Halls Creek, to performing at Hamer Hall. AK’s confidence has grown with the g-oz program. Taken in Halls Creek in 2010, the two little girls pictured in this photograph took part in the inaugural 3-way combined Travel Program to Melbourne at the end of 2018. These little girls have been learning, singing and having fun with g-oz for ten years. AK in Kindergarten, and performing her…


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Why Host Families are Important for the g-oz Travel Program
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Why are host families so important? Host Families are integral to the success of our annual Travel Program. Host families strengthen our relationship with our big sister organisation, the Australian School of Performing Arts. Connecting Australian Girls Choir (AGC) choristers, their host families and g-oz participants, make the hosting experience extremely popular. So far, 69 separate families have hosted g-oz girls participants, and 11 families have hosted twice! A special relationship The lasting relationships formed from hosting makes this part…


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How does the g-oz Travel Program work?
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How does the g-oz Travel Program work? From the beginning, g-oz has connected girls from remote and regional communities across Australia with girls from our big sister organisation the Australian Girls Choir. Over the past 10 years we’ve seen the real and meaningful impact this has had on our participants. The g-oz Travel Program has been integral to our purpose since the inception of our Community Program in Halls Creek in 2010. One of our goals is to encourage the…


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5 lessons from our Patron Quentin Bryce
- by Georgia Allen

Our Patron, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, holds a soft spot for the community of Lockhart River. While celebrating the great work of our friends at the Puuya Foundation, Ms Bryce shared her wisdom and love of the town with Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) readers. Her message was simple but powerful: young children in remote Australia should be given the same opportunities that people in cities take for granted. We’re celebrating our Patron’s long-standing commitment to the people of Lockhart…


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Catrin’s Kimberley adventure
- by Georgia Allen

I was always really excited for the trip. I think being a Community Leader in the past had grown my passion for the idea of Girls from Oz, but looking back, I think many of us AGC girls had very little idea of what actually happens on the g-oz programs. As choristers, we often hear about the confidence that g-oz nurtures in the girls through their programs, just as our time in the choir has done for us. But a…


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