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Fostering Futures

Thursday 16th April / presented by Kylie Sturgess

Have you ever wondered what happens when a kid in foster care leaves school?

Kids in foster care are less likely to pursue an education outside of  high school when compared to their non-foster peers.

For the past 20 years, the Department of Child Protection has been directly addressing this issue with the Perth Airport Achievers Award.

Designed to encourage kids in foster care to pursue a tertiary education, the awards give nominated kids the opportunity to recieve financial support to help kick start their future education.

Minister for Child Protection, Helen Morton, chatted with us about the initiative.

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