Economic Empowerment Showcase

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A series of intensive worshops for women with a focus on personal development & economic empowerment

Project details



How will the funding be spent?

Funding will primarily be dedicated to service delivery & facilitation costs. Facilitation costs also include catering & materials for program development. We will connect with like organisations to minimise venure hire overheads. We will deliver 5 x 3 day workshops, engaging 20 women. This program will connect with 100 women at an average cost of $1000 per participant. Each woman will walk away with increased self esteem, a developed resume, financial literacy tools, knowledge & resources.

How will the project be delivered?

A series of intensive workshops will be delivered across the Eyre Peninsula with a focus on Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and surrounding areas. These workshops will be driven by Zahra Foundation but also seek to employ and engage specialised workers in those regions to provided additional skills and cofacilitation. This will provide Zahra Foundation with the ability to connect and work with these communities and provide additional employment oppportunities to the region.

How many people will directly benefit from this project?


How will you measure the impact of this project?

Success will be demonstrated through pre and post evaluations conducted with each participant. This feedback will be collected and recorded both adecdontally and in written form, from both participants and other service providers including referring organisations. We will seek permission for client follow up to gather success stories. Success to us will be any women who move into further education, training, volunteering or employment opportunities. Success will also mean women who report an increased sense of confidence, an ability to better manage their money, a feeling of being more connected to their community and having more power and control to make decisions about their own lives.

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

A series of intensive worshops with a focus on personal development, finanicial literacy and resume building will be delivered to women. We will specifically target the Eyre Peninsula, including Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Lincoln. These workshops will CONNECT disadvantaged women in regional areas, GROW their confidence and self worth, BUILD their capacity to become economically empowered & provide them with a sense of BELONGing in their communities, creating opportunity & social inclusion.

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Organisation details

Organisation Name

Zahra Foundation Australia

What does this organisation do?

Zahra Foundation Australia is a South Australia based charity supporting women and children affected by domestic and family violence. Financial abuse and disadvantage is one of the biggest barriers to women leaving and remaining free of violence and abuse and so we aim to address this in a number of ways. We develop and deliver programs that promote the economic empowerment of women. Our Pathways to Empowerment program is a trauma informed, 9 week program that creates pathways for women into further education and employment. We also distribute small grants to women through our "Opportunity Knox" program. These grants assist women and their children, who have been affected by domestic violence, with any costs associated with entering education or employment, reducing the barriers for them to become financially independent.


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Bee McDougall

26 May 2017

Please add this project to my plan for the Women in Whyalla who would benefit from such a program. Especially with families dealing with redundancies and unemployment. Learning financial skills and how to develop a greater self-worth and going forward with employment or training is a grat concept.

Reb Stanway

18 May 2017

Awesome organisation

Linda Davies

20 Apr 2017

I can only hope this funding is successful. Community House in Port Lincoln would welcome any partnerships to promote and educate to stop violence.