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Highly Commended

2017

Rhonda Foley, Girl Guides Australia

Outstanding Youth Worker Award

Rhonda, or Kanga as she is known to Girl Guides across the ACT/NSW, is a fantastic role model to the girls and young women she has so enthusiastically led. Currently, she is a Leader to young girls as well as holding the role of Learning and Development on the Region Team. Rhonda is dedicated, welcoming, and youth oriented; it is because of her hard work and commitment that so many young girls in the ACT continue with Guiding, an organisation devoted to empowering young women and girls.

Rhonda is the best example of a proactive and caring Guide Leader, as shown through her strong 37 years of leadership. Rhonda has demonstrated her commitment to young people as a Guide Leader with energy and passion. ‘Kanga’ works in partnership with the girls rather than making decisions on their behalf; she encourages the girls to make mature and sensible choices, and explains to them why the choices have to be made and how to follow through with them. Rhonda’s dedication to young people inspires and motivates many girls who she has worked with to further their hobbies and interests and to make a real difference in the world. She has taught skills through her countless years of working with children and young people that can never be forgotten, and instilled strong values in girls that they later live their lives by.

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