We've awarded the first of the Leith Lethbridge Scholarships for 2020!

16 December 2020

The Leith Lethbridge Scholarship has been established to assist migrants newly arrived in the Toowoomba Region to access support to settle in Toowoomba. The award will provide up to $1,000 for eligible expenses, that will enable the beneficiary to successfully settle in Australia.

This Scholarship is presented in memory of Leith Lethbridge who was a volunteer English Teacher at TRAMS from Jan 2017 to late 2018. While Leith worked as a professional teacher for over 35 years, volunteering at TRAMS was a highlight for Leith.

We were honored to have David Lethbridge, Leith's Husband, help present the awards yesterday.

About the recipients:

(LHS) Kinda Flaha

Kinda was resettled in Australia in 2018 and is working part-time as a teacher aid where she helps children who have experienced the challenges of war and displacement to receive an education. Kinda is looking to study education at university and is currently enrolled at USQ. She will us the scholarship to purchase a laptop to help her with her studies.

(RHS) Nisren Shamot

Nisren and her family arrived in Australia as humanitarian entrants in 2017. She is working hard to build a new life and career for herself and her family. Nisren is starting study in business administration and will use the scholarship to purchase a laptop to help her with this goal.

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