QBE backs Indigenous youth education with $10,000 donation

QBE backs Indigenous youth education with $10,000 donation | Insurance Business Australia

QBE backs Indigenous youth education with $10,000 donation
QBE Foundation has donated $10,000 to the GO Foundation to support their work championing Indigenous education and mission to expand their scholarship program.

Sally Kincaid, QBE Foundation spokesperson, commented on the move: “We strive to be the insurer that builds the strongest relationships with customers – of all backgrounds and cultures and, as one of Australia's largest insurers of Indigenous communities, we've long been committed supporting and celebrating Indigenous Australians.

“The GO Foundation does wonderful work providing better futures for young Indigenous Australians and we are proud to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The donation was presented to GO founders and Swans greats Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin after the Swans' Marn Gook match on Friday. The match was part of the Sir Douglas Nicholls Indigenous round, an AFL initiative which recognises and celebrates Indigenous Australian players and culture

O'Loughlin said support from QBE and other organisations help GO provide more opportunities to Indigenous youth and give them a brighter future through education.

“This donation will be used to extend the GO Foundation scholarship program for the first time into public schools,” he said.

Also commenting on the donation was Sydney Swans CEO Andrew Ireland: “The QBE Foundation’s generous donation of $10,000 to the GO Foundation will make a huge difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.”

The donations form part of more than $500,000 donated and hundreds of man hours clocked in by QBE Foundation to charitable causes this year alone.

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