Joy Burch has announced the award of the Audrey Fagan Scholarship to Akeshia Dart:
“Ms Dart represents perfectly the kind of person this prestigious scholarship aims to support, someone who is passionate about their work and committed to improving the difficult lives of those they work with,” Ms Burch said.
“The scholarship committee was particularly impressed by her commitment to improving the social and emotional well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
In her current role in the Community Service Directorate’s Out of Home Care-Foster Care/Kinship Care Unit, Ms Dart recruits and trains potential carers to support the transition of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in care.
“The scholarship will enable Ms Dart to complete her Masters of Social Work, Professional Qualifying and I am especially pleased that when does this, she will remain a social worker.”