Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 
  • Home
    • » About us
      • » News
        • »
          • » Indigenous charity inspired by Bali bombing loss

Indigenous charity inspired by Bali bombing loss

Date posted: 26 November 2013

Former banker and lawyer Andrew Penfold was inspired to start the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), after losing 12 friends in the 2002 Bali bombings and raising $2 million for the families of victims. Mr. Penfold started the AIEF in 2004 when he realised that he could utilise his fundraising skills to help others less advantaged than himself.

The AIEF provides 400 scholarships per year for young Indigenous Australians to attend many of Australia's top schools. Among current recipients is Kyle Derrick from New South Wales (NSW), who this year, as a part of his secondary education, was able to represent Australia in the NSW 2013 Rugby League Aboriginal Young Achievers Tour of England and France.

Source: news.com.au

Links

 
Last updated: 26 November 2013
 
Return to top