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Women’s Business Second Chance (WBSC) Hub opens in Carnarvon

By 20/05/2022September 30th, 2022No Comments

We are pleased to announce that on the 19th of May 2022 the Real Futures Women’s Business – 2nd Chance Hub (WB2C) has launched in Carnarvon.

Everyone who attended the Real Futures Women’s Business Second Chance (WB2C) Hub opening in Carnarvon.

Everyone who attended the Real Futures Women’s Business Second Chance (WB2C) Hub opening in Carnarvon.

The WBSC Hub launched in Western Sydney in August 2020. In March 2022 we have calculated that WB2C have transformed the lives of over 450 women and their families.

Due to the success of the Hub in Western Sydney, Real Futures wanted to expand their programs to help ladies in the Carnarvon region and surrounds.

The vision for this Hub in Carnarvon is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with a second chance in life. The Hub does this by providing educational, vocational, cultural, social emotional and wellbeing workshops that have provided meaningful and lasting opportunities that have transformed many lives.

Real Futures Women’s Business - 2nd Chance Hub from Rooty Hill zoom in for the opening in Carnarvon.

Real Futures Women’s Business – 2nd Chance Hub from Rooty Hill zoom in for the opening in Carnarvon.

Our Chairperson and Founder Wendy Yarnold who is a proud Biripi woman also insured that the essence of our Hub provided a culturally safe place where our women can come to, to dream and breath and consider what it is that they would like to do that would change their lives for the better.

Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures, Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women & Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures.

Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures, Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women & Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures.

In attendance at the WB2C opening in Carnarvon was Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women, Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures Pty Ltd, Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures, Renee Hawkins Data & Resource Coordinator, Real Futures Carnarvon staff and many local women and key partners including representatives from Gascoyne Aboriginal Women’s Council (GAWC) that were invited to the opening.

The opening and celebration were a huge success and the women at the Carnarvon Women’s Business Hub have already been very busy implementing the co-designed program under the leadership of Real Futures Tracey Tonga & Cherie Sibasado.

Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures, Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women (holding cake), Tracey Tonga Engagement Officer from Real Futures & Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures .

Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures, Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women (holding cake), Tracey Tonga Engagement Officer from Real Futures & Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures .

Women’s Business Second Chance Hub (WBSC) is a ground-breaking program delivered by Real Futures, a Supply Nation Certified Company who have expanded Nationally over the past 10 years delivering a conduit service for Indigenous communities to enjoy the benefits of economic freedom and the pride that comes with creating your own future through targeted vocational experiences. The Hub has partnered with United Nations Women and BHP Foundation to deliver UN Women’s International Second Chance Education.

Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women, Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures, Renee Hawkins Data & Resource Coordinator, Real Futures. & Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures.

Sonali Hedditch SCE Australia Project Manager from UN Women, Christianna Cartwright Acting CEO Real Futures, Renee Hawkins Data & Resource Coordinator, Real Futures. & Wendy Yarnold Chair and Founder of Real Futures.

 

The WBSC program has been designed to transform the lives of women rippling out to families, communities, and regions. We do this by creating meaningful and lasting opportunities through providing an inclusive physical space where women gain access to quality learning, entrepreneurship skills, and employment through our educational and vocational training workshops. We also offer social, emotional and wellbeing support.

More info about the Women’s Business Second Chance Hub (WBSC) at Carnarvon

Hours and Days: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am-1pm per week during the school term.

Address: 231 Robinson Street, Carnarvon, WA 6701

Phone: 08 9928 9101

Email: [email protected]