A proud day for the Oceania Australia Foundation

The Oceania Australia Foundation is very proud of their 2013 athlete scholars who graduated today in the US.

Two years ago, the Foundation through the support of Olympic TOP sponsor Samsung helped these student/athletes with university entrance and funding and now look at them!   From left to right in the photo Wala Gime (PNG), Debra Daniels (FSM), Cecilia Kumalalamene (PNG) and Sharon Kwarula (PNG).  They are the student - athlete graduates of 2013.

Debra competed in swimming nationals with Douglas Miller of Fiji in March.  Now, next week, Wala, Cecilia and Sharon will compete in the Junior College Track Outdoor National Championships.  

Dan O’Connell, the scholarship program coordinator gave his thoughts, “Just think about how much their lives have changed in the past two years!  They have experienced snow!  They have seen the world and have become better students, athletes and people. Experiences of a lifetime, which is what we have provided them. Not only have students gained knowledge in their chosen fields, but through their participation in sport, their confidence, communication and leadership skills have developed. Great kids!  I thank ONOC, Samsung and the Oceania Australia Foundation for this remarkable program.  And, I know our kids will have a great summer at home. Well done!”

The Oceania Australia Foundation congratulates its student graduates and Dan for his vision in driving this program. We look forward to hearing about the next part of the journey as they plan for their futures. We know that not only will they be impacted as individuals, they will impact a generation of young people who will be inspired by their story. Our scholars share our primary objective of returning to their homes and sharing their knowledge and skills to improve the health and well being of the people within their communities through educational programs and activities.

 

For information on the Oceania Australia Foundation Scholarship program contact info@oceaniaaustraliafoundation.com.au

 

By United Youth Media

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