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Since 1993 the Country Education Foundation has helped over 2500 rural and regional students pursue study and job opportunities.
Sometimes it just takes someone to believe in you to realise your potential. With the right support and encouragement, Tim Treglown, from Port Macquarie, is now just two subjects away from completing a B. Accounting (with a Distinction average!) from CSU. Tim credits the Hastings CEF with opening his eyes to the opportunities available to […] Read More ⇒
Since 2011, the Origin Foundation has provided over $600,000 to assist rural and regional students across Australia. Their support has helped us change many lives. CEF volunteers and students showed their appreciation in February when they welcomed Origin Foundation representative, Tom Keenan and CEF CEO, Sarah Taylor to Great Lakes (Forster) and Hastings (Port Macquarie). […] Read More ⇒
When an opportunity arose for the CEF to host interns from Charles Sturt University last year we quickly had to find desks, chairs and computers to accommodate them in our Orange office. Fortunately, a number of supporters came to the rescue… Our friends at Sydney Cove Rotary saved the day with a donation of two […] 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."