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  • March 03, 2017

    The LBW Trust brings Kakenya to Australia for International Women’s Week

    In celebration of International Women's Week, The LBW Trust is bringing Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, a globally recognised entrepreneur and international women's rights advocate, to Australia as one of this year's keynote speakers for International Women's Day in Australia.

     Dr Ntaiya now runs an international foundation based on her ground-breaking school in Kenya which is leveraging education and knowledge to change the lives of marginalised girls. She will share with us her stories about the enormous change that education can bring in the life of a young girl, including her own journey from being a young village girl to a globally recognised education expert.

     Dr Ntaiya is a remarkable educational visionary and is currently working with the LBW Trust to fundraise for scholarships to send 23 young women to university in Kenya. This will assist in combating the cultural practices of early marriage and female genital mutilation in parts of Kenya, where 25% of all Kenyan girls are married by the time they are 15, and 78% of all Maasai women are still circumcised.

    Dr Ntaiya is lighting the path for change in Kenya, and inspiring a new generation of girls to expand their horizons and realise their full potential.

    If you would like to help The LBW Trust support the graduating students from Kakenya’s Centre for Excellence fulfil their dreams of going to university then you can make a tax-deductible donation. 

  • March 03, 2017

    A sellout for the 11th Annual LBW Trust Dinner at the SCG

    With only a week to go the 11th Annual LBW Trust dinner to held at the SCG on Saturday 11th March is a sellout.

    As expected Mike Coward will set the set the scene in conversation with Wasim Akram. Wasim is considered by many to be the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time. Mentored by Imran Khan, Wasim mastered every aspect of fast seam and swing bowling. For those with a love of statistics, Wasim captured 414 wickets at 23.6 in 104 Test matches and a phenomenal 502 wickets at 23.52 in limited-over international matches. He captained Pakistan in 25 Tests. A charismatic soul and gifted public speaker, Wasim will be accompanied by his Australian wife Shaniera who heads the Akram Foundation.

    Special guest of The LBW Trust for International Women’s Day, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya will give a powerful insight into her life and dreams. A proud Maasai woman who has defied all odds to gain an education, she made an extraordinary bargain with her father not to be married at the age of 12, but to go to school. Today, she is seen as a global visionary in education for a better world.

    This year the LBW Trust are using Galabid to host the silent and live auction items. With a wide range of adventure, sporting, experience and holidays to name a few it is worth registering interest early at https://galabid.com/auction/lbw

    The LBW Trust is looking forward a memorable evening on Saturday 11th March and is grateful for the continued and ongoing support.