CBH Group continues Leeuwin Partnership

In a renewed 3-year agreement with the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, CBH Group will offer six annual scholarships to students in its grain growing zones through to 2020.

The CBH Group scholarships apply to a student in the Midwest Zone, Esperance Zone, Albany Zone, Kwinana City and two students from the Central Wheatbelt to attend a Leeuwin Youth Development Voyage.

As Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, CBH Group’s core purpose is to create and return value to its growers.

The Leeuwin Foundation offers a week-long Youth Development Voyage on the 1850s style barquentine ship for ages 14-25 to strengthen key soft skills in leadership, teamwork and communication.

During a voyage participants are involved in all aspects of sailing the ship from climbing aloft, furling the sails, taking the helm and taking part in night watches.

Since 2016, CBH Group have sponsored six students annually to experience a week at sea to meet students from other areas of Western Australia and gain skills to return to their community.

“CBH believes in growing strong communities and investing in our young community members, so extending our support of this valuable program was an easy decision,” CBH General Manager of Grower and External Relations Brianna Peake said.

“With such a unique experience on offer, students will be able to strengthen key life skills which will have a direct impact on their friends, school, family and community.”

Kalgan local, Sam Reeves (16), discusses the goals he set out to accomplish from his time onboard Western Australia’s own tall ship in March this year.

“My goals were to not get seasick, climb to the top of the main mast, make friends, and improve my self-confidence and leadership skills,” Sam says.

“I had such an amazing time on board the Leeuwin and I learnt so much and I fulfilled all of my goals and more.”

The Foundation are currently taking scholarship applications until 30 November 2017 from all major zones and will announce the recipients in December. To download an application form click here.

The Leeuwin Foundation aim to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge onboard Western Australia’s very own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II. The Foundation are funded through a combination of grants, corporate sponsorships and donations by organisations and the general public.

The Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.