Our favourite time of every year is celebrating the wonderful achievements of the girls and young women in our programs.
Their determination, resilience, and perseverance – often in the face of significant challenges – is awe inspiring.
Stars around Australia were thrilled to be able to celebrate their achievements with families, school staff, Mentors, local dignitaries and community members.
During December, we celebrated our first ever Driver Primary School Stars Awards Night! The Awards given on the night acknowledged the hard work and commitment of our young Stars in what has been a very anxious year for them.
We were honoured to have NT Government Minister and local MP, the Hon. Eva Lawler, in attendance to present some Awards and say a few words.
“The outcomes that Stars is achieving with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women in their programs are just fantastic,” she said.
“I’ve visited the Stars programs in my electorate many times, and I’ve seen how dedicated and professional the Mentors are. They really are inspiring Indigenous girls to strive hard for a good education so that they can eventually move into a positive and independent future.”
“I know that the Driver Primary School Stars Mentors, Pamela and Jasmin, have done so much to support these young girls.”
“As a local MP, I’d love to see this program rolled out to more schools, so that many more Indigenous girls and young women are able to access the intensive support that Stars offers.”