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Since 1993 the Country Education Foundation has helped over 2500 rural and regional students pursue study and job opportunities.
Dry your dishes and warm your heart with these great new CEF tea towels. Only $10 each (plus postage) and all proceeds will support disadvantaged rural and regional students. Ideal for gifts and for for larger orders we’ll add your corporate logo. Enquiries: 02 6362 3162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Read More ⇒
CEF Board and staff joined friends, supporters and students at the CEF Friends’ Lunch in Sydney, sponsored by Boyce Chartered Accountants, Cumulus Wines and Simply Centrepieces. Guests enjoyed presentations by ABC Radio National Breakfast host, Frank Kelly and CEF grant recipient, Noelle Swainston. The event raised over $35,000 to support rural and regional students. Read More ⇒
When she was invited to speak at the 2015 CEF Friends’ Lunch and share the stage with leading Australian journalist, Fran Kelly, Noelle from Orange leapt at the opportunity – her first experience at public speaking. Noelle, who is studying psychology at Charles Sturt University, shared her experience of leaving home to take up tertiary […] Read More ⇒
"By supporting the Country Education Foundation (CEF) you will be helping to provide life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged rural students – and supporting rural communities across Australia. The CEF has lifted the lives of many and in the process lifted the fabric of rural and regional communities across the nation."
"I send warm greetings to members of the Country Education Foundation... I am enormously proud of the work you do to encourage the personal growth and career development of students from country areas. You make an invaluable contribution to individual Australians national life."