The Clough Foundation is pleased to welcome Stars Foundation as a new partnership member.
Clough CEO and Clough Foundation Director Peter Bennett said: “I’m proud to say that the Clough Foundation is now a partner of Stars Foundation. We are committed to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live and Stars Foundation provides a unique program that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to build the confidence and life skills they need to successfully participate in school and transition into a positive and independent future.”
Stars Foundation Founder and CEO Andrea Goddard said: “Clough Foundation’s support will help Stars address the socioeconomic disadvantage and inequality many Indigenous girls and young women experience. We know that empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women through education delivers significantly improved economic, health and social outcomes. Results not only benefit the students themselves but extend to their future families and wider communities.”
“Our Stars mentoring programs help create supportive, culturally safe learning environments – providing the support students need to make the most out of their educational experiences,” Andrea added.
“Since Stars began operating programs in the Northern Territory in 2015, we’ve seen remarkable education and health improvements amongst our students – In 2020, an outstanding 98 per cent of our senior Stars students completed Year 12. We’re thrilled to partner with an organisation who deeply understands and wholeheartedly supports our mission.”
Stars Foundation has programs in WA, NT, QLD and VIC that are tailored to meet the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women with the aim of promoting positive education, employment and life outcomes.
Stars offers personal development activities and experiences in many different areas, including academic support, personal health and wellbeing, music, drama and dance, art, cooking and nutrition, and exercise and sport. Students also take part in community, cultural and volunteering activities to build their life-skills and confidence and further develop their links to culture and community.
Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919. Clough delivers challenging high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources, 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 supporting sustainability, indigenous engagement, diversity and children & youth initiatives.
Overseen by a semi-independent board, the Clough Foundation was established in 2014.