The Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT) is an independent not for profit organisation working to improve conditions for women and girls in practical and lasting ways. Formed in 1985 the VWT has raised and disbursed over $2m to fund over 350 projects for women and girls, carried out research into issues affecting women’s lives; conducted over 100 public events; advocated for women and girls in law reform and other forums for change; and carried out significant state wide special projects.
Melbourne Storm and the Victorian Women’s Trust formed a partnership arrangement in 2010 to promote the Trust’s Be the Hero program. The program was launched in 2009 and has been delivered in a number of schools with great success since. Melbourne Storm have also utilised this program as part of its player development and education program for its junior squads – Under 18s and 20s.
The partnership has extended in 2012 to developing an indigenous version of the Be the Hero Program. Under this program, both the VWT and Storm have formed an Indigenous Project Reference Group to design and develop the program, and manage the implementation of the program. Melbourne Storm’s NRL indigenous players are involved in program implementation during 2012.
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