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The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and enhancing the value and reputation of public schools.

The Foundation works in collaboration with schools, communities, unions, business and government to help students achieve their full potential and support teaching and learning excellence in the public education system.

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“RISE” Program Launched

Youth Talent Program Supported by Eric and Wendy Schmidt Seeks Extraordinary 15-17-Year-Olds Committed to Tackling World’s Most Pressing Issues Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust, supported by Australia’s Public Education Foundation, launch Global “Rise” Program to find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support them for Life. Schmidt Futures, in partnership with [...]

At @PEFOZ we strongly believe in inclusivity, equity and equal opportunities for all genders – it permeates everything we do. We salute the women in our lives on this day that celebrates them, and we honour the work they do in our communities each and every day.

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At Public Education Foundation Ltd, we strongly believe in inclusivity, equity and equal opportunities for all genders – it permeates everything we do. We salute the women in our lives on this day that celebrates them, and we honour the work they do in our communities each and every day.

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Public Education Foundation joins the world in celebrating International Women's Day! PEF is grateful to all the women who contributed to the many successes of the organisation. There are too many to mention and this collage of pictures is only a representation of the many women who have helped us in our mission of providing life-changing scholarships to public school students in need.

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The Public Education Foundation is supported by a wide range of government, philanthropic, and private sector partners as well as individual donors. We thank them for their generosity.

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