Encore 2016 Term One dates confirmed

The following locations have been confirmed for term One 2016.
Riverton: Friday afternoons 1.30-3.30 starting on 12th February till 1st April
Balga: Monday afternoons 1.30-3.30pm starting on 8th February – 4th April
Albany: Monday 10.20-12.30 starting 8th February – 4th April

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Every Girl Program Continues to Thrive



The YWCA Of Perth has facilitated 2 Every Girl programs in 2015. The programs were held at Mount Lockyer Primary School in the Albany region and at Lockridge Primary School.

The Lockridge girls promoted to the school the plight of children in Uganda who suffer from Jiggers (parasites which get into children’s feet causing pain and infection) an organisation called Sole Hope have created opportunities for people to host shoe cutting parties, people use old denim and plastic and cut out parts of the shoes, these are then sent to Uganda and a local makes them into shoes for the children. The Lockridge students donated all of the items required and the girls were able to send 20 sets of shoes to Sole Hope.

The Mount Lockyer students worked together in order to channel their strengths into a community project selling cupcakes to the school community to raise funds for local charity organisations. During the program the girls learnt about Human Rights, leadership and recognising their strengths.

The YWCA Of Perth have funding to provide additional Every Girl programs during the 2015-16 financial year and hope to hear from interested schools in the Albany and Perth Metropolitan regions. The program has recently been reviewed and features new and interesting activities.



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After a 2 year break in the South West the Encore program is going to be running in Busselton during term 4 2015. The program will start on Monday the 19th of October at the Geographe Leisure Centre and conclude on Monday 7th of December. Start time is 12pm and the program will conclude at 2pm each Monday. Please direct all inquiries for this program to [email protected] or call 08 94493501.

Thank you Bankwest

Bankwest Easy Grants recently awarded the Albany Every Girl program $1000.00 towards the running of an Every Girl program in the area. Christine Sargent one of our facilitators applied for the grants and attended the presentation of the cheque at a special presentation .

Eat at Grill’d and support the YWCA OF Perth

Throughout the month of March the YWCA Of Perth Every Girl program is one of the charities on the Grill’d Local Matters Jars. Buy a burger and vote for us to become the charity of the month. Go to Grill’d Brookfield Place
Perth Tech Building 125 St Georges Tce


2014 Encore

The last of our 2014 Encore programs conclude this week. We have ran

  • Albany 4 programs
  • Wanneroo 2 programs
  • Kalamunda 2 programs
  • Riverton 2 programs
  • Shenton Park 2 programs
  • Balga 1 program
  • Success 1 program
  • Geraldton 1 program

In 2015 we hope to revitalize our Geraldton and Bunbury programs and reach new areas in the metropolitan region. Thank you to all of our supporting venues and Guest speakers as we could not have had such a successful year without you. Thanks also to our wonderful pool of facilitators who ensure every participant makes the most of their Encore experience.

A final thank you to the ladies who participate in our program, we hope Encore has provided you with an opportunity to get active and meet other women who have shared a similar experience.

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Wanneroo participants doing their land exercises

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Our ladies having a blast at Wanneroo

Board member Melissa Burford at recent parliamentary visits speaking to parliamentarians, Senator Nova Perris and Senator Linda Reynolds  about the results of the She Speaks Survey and the importance of funding young women’s leadership programs such as Every Girl.  IMG_20141126_150729

Albany Every Girl

The YWCA Of Perth is currently running an Every Girl program at Flinders Park Primary School with grade 6 girls. The program has been funded by the City of Albany and the YWCA Of Perth would like to thank them for their contribution to this program

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Minister Cash visit

The YWCA of Perth in  conjunction with Lockridge Primary school recently hosted  Senator Michaelia Cash for an afternoon tea and chat session with the Year 6 and year 7 Lockridge primary school, Every Girl participants. Senator Cash shared with the girls,  her insight into the life of a politician and the  values and strengths that helped her reach her goals . The girls were given the opportunity to ask her questions about her personal and political aspirations and achievements. Senator Cash mingled with the girls and spoke to many one on one, and all of the students were excited and stimulated by her visit. The YWCA Of Perth would like to Thank Senator Cash for her time and especially for the message she left with the students.... YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE .