Faraz finds her voice
Our scholarship student Faraz has fought hard for her right to an education, something many of us take for granted. Like most of our scholarship recipients, she had a traumatic childhood and was unable to count on her family for support. Now, through her studies, Faraz is finding a voice for storytelling.
Discovering a passion for storytelling
We caught up with Faraz (pictured above on right with her friend Tanzia) recently and she is clearly excited about the opportunities her course is giving her. “Completing the first year of my screen production degree at the Australian Film Television and Radio School has taught me so much,” she says. “I met some amazing people, learnt how to plan, organise, shoot, edit and sound design for films and was able to delve into the crazy and amazing world of filmmaking. It’s helped me gain a new lens in the way I see films and appreciate the efforts that filmmakers put into their work.”
Lightening the financial burden of tertiary study
Our scholarship program helps take the financial pressure off our students by assisting them with study expenses such as course fees and textbooks as well as the cost of living on their own without parental support. It means they can focus on study and start to discover their passions, as Faraz has done.
Telling stories that will make a difference
“I am learning how to create non-fiction projects, and how to tell compelling stories about real life people,” Faraz says. “I am currently working on a five-minute documentary on second generation immigrants from other cultures, and their struggles with assimilating into Australian culture. I’ll be exploring how these conflicts affect sense of identity for these individuals. I’m also learning how to market this idea to the right audience, and how to work towards an SBS brief.”
Helping a powerful voice reach her full potential
We know that an articulate, impressive young woman like Faraz will one day have a powerful voice to share stories about issues that she cares about. We’re glad that, with your support, we can help her find it. Faraz says she is looking forward to the year ahead and says, “I’m ready to take it on. Thanks to the Sisters of Charity Foundation, I feel like I can reach my full potential.”
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