FROM TIBET TO TREASURER
Warm congratulations to another one of our inspirational tenants, Dee Why resident Sanjay Choden, who is using her Link Housing Education Scholarship to further her International Business studies. From a family of Tibetan refugees, Sanjay combines study with her work finding accommodation for overseas students, and as the eldest child in a non-english speaking family, she also looks after all the home administration and communication. We're proud to be able to help out, and look forward to supporting and seeing Sanjay achieve even more.
ARTARMON BROTHERS WIN LINK HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP
Link Housing has awarded two Artarmon brothers funding to support their professional development. Tom Cockburn aged 16, is a creative writer who recently placed in a major writing competition. The scholarship will enable Tom to attend a specialty writing course. Younger Brother Ralph, is a gifted footballer with a long-term goal of turning professional. He plans to attend a top football academy to improve his skills.
Link Housing CEO, Andrew McAnulty says, ‘the scholarship program encourages those who have skills, talent and most importantly, the desire to achieve in their chosen field. By providing financial assistance, we hope our tenants will embrace new opportunities, experiences and achieve their goals.’
Three other North Shore residents were also awarded funding from Link Housing including Ann Golub from Lane Cove who is studying a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University majoring in linguistics, Sophia McLennan from Cammeray who is an accomplished clarinet player, and another recipient who can now complete her law degree.
The annual scholarship program is open to all Link Housing tenants hoping to excel in areas such as education, sport, music or other extra-curricular activities. Link Housing started the scholarship program in 2013. Twenty scholarships and $78,000 have been awarded to date.
JOINT SOCIAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT HONOURS LINK TEAM MEMBER
Staff, family and friends of Link Housing and North Sydney Council gathered recently to celebrate the opening of “April Place”, a studio apartment development in Wollstonecraft. A joint project between Link Housing and North Sydney Council, the new building provides affordable long-term accommodation. The seven studio apartment build went smoothly, with the project enjoying high standard specifications and quality fitout.
The Nicholson Street project is named “April Place,” in memory of a dearly loved and missed Link staff member who passed away last year. The opening was a very family-orientated event, with April’s mother, stepfather, nephews and children all attending. April’s mother, Margaret, donated some of her lovely artworks and the official building ribbon was cut by April’s children Shayla and Austin.