The better the balance, the better the world

On 6 March 2020, Atwea Senior College celebrated International Women’s Day through a performance entitled Balance for Better. The performance was held at The Creative Art Space in Hamilton and brought together some of the Hunter’s finest performers to highlight the importance of a gender balanced world through song and spoken word. Atwea partnered with Nova Women and Children Homelessness and Domestic Violence Service as a part of the project.

The ticket sales from the event will be used to fund scholarships for women using Nova services to transition out of crisis. The scholarships help women access education programs and work-ready training to set them on the path of rebuilding their life. Lia Bundy, Music and Creative Arts Coordinator at Atwea College, said that the event will help open doors for the women at Nova.

“Proceeds will be used to offer the scholarships to women at Nova so they can develop work-ready skills and become self-sufficient, helping them celebrate the goodness they have within,” said Ms Bundy.

“At Atwea we believe that everyone has a right to education and no barrier should stop them from accessing this human right.”

Megan Williams, one of the performers on the night, said that the event was a brilliant display of local women coming together to support those in disadvantaged situations. “Balance for Better was full of amazing women from across Newcastle who displayed their talents in the name of International Women’s Day to support the women and children from Nova,” said Ms Williams.

For further information contact Atwea College Executive Director, Ms Rowan Cox, 02 4925 4206.

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