The Clough Foundation Renews its Partnership with Girls Academy

The Clough Foundation is pleased to announce it has renewed its partnership with Girls Academy in Australia.

Clough CEO and Clough Foundation Director Peter Bennett said: “The Clough Foundation has been working with Girls Academy since 2016 and we are proud to continue supporting their life-changing program across Australia. Girls Academy gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls the tools they need to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.”

Girls Academy Founder and CEO Ricky Grace said: “We welcome the continued support from Clough and the Clough Foundation. Their support is crucial to the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Girls Academy is developing the leaders of the future – that’s why we say ‘develop a girl, change a community’. Our focus on school attendance, study, graduation and planning for life after school continues to achieve great results. We also have a strong focus on community engagement, giving these girls the skills and the confidence to take a leading role in society.”

The Girls Academy program works within schools to drive community-led solutions aimed at removing the barriers that prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Students receive intensive one-on-one mentoring and support onsite from skilled staff, 74 per cent of whom are Indigenous women. The program is changing Australia’s future, one girl at a time.

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About Clough

Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers challenging high performing assets for the infrastructure, mining, and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently. Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, Africa, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.

Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focusses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: metals & minerals; oil & gas, and power & water.

About the Clough Foundation

The Clough Foundation aims to provide sustained benefits to local communities in which Clough operates. Overseen by a semi-independent board, the Clough Foundation was established in 2014 and provides support to organisations, communities or causes that provide sustainable benefits to society.

Clough Foundation aligns with Clough’s six-pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility: Children & Youth, Arts, Indigenous, Empowering Women, Education and Healthy Communities.

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