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QBE backs mentor programs for Indigenous students

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QBE Foundation has entered a multi-year partnership with the Stars Foundation, which helps young Indigenous women realise their full potential through mentoring at a critical points in their schooling.

Stars Foundation operates programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in secondary schools in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria. QBE will help identify development opportunities for mentors and students, backing the team with resources and offering time, skills and people networks.

“QBE Foundation’s support will...help us pursue our ambition to expand, allowing us to reach more young women in need of support,” Stars Foundation CEO Andrea Goddard says.

In 2018, 97% of senior Stars students completed year 12.

“Our partnership reflects our shared commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability more broadly” QBE Australia Pacific Foundation Co-chair Jason Clarke said.

The QBE Foundation will partner with Stars until at least 2022. It also supports R U OK?, The Kids’ Cancer Project, Foodbank, Mission Australia, KidsCan New Zealand and the McGrath Foundation next year.

Multiyear partnerships with Red Cross and Save The Children will also continue in the new year.