Madi and Lizzy - OzChild

Madi and Lizzy

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We’re proud of our young women in foster care who have been accepted into university.

Madi has been in foster care with OzChild since she was seven years old. After many foster carer changes, Madi finally came to live with an OzChild carer. Madi settled well into this placement and became part of the carer’s family. She has always been a strong and resilient girl with great determination to succeed. Despite going through many challenges in her life and having to change schools in Year 12, Maddi has thrived at school and her teachers have commended her hard work and dedication.

In her final year of high school, Madi won the Endeavour Award for Physics, successfully completed her VCE and achieved an ATAR high enough to secure her place to study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University. It’s the first step towards her goal of becoming a medical researcher.

Lizzy has been with OzChild foster carers since she was five. Lizzy’s carers have always encouraged and supported her to achieve her best. Lizzy is a focused and ambitious young girl, who is dedicated her goal of becoming a zoologist and travelling the world to work with big cats.

Thanks to the support of her carers, this dream is one step closer to becoming a reality for Lizzy. She successfully completed her VCE and has been accepted into a Bachelor of Science at Deakin University. Despite some challenges, Lizzy has worked really hard in school all year to secure her place and get closer to achieving her career ambitions. She will be the first person in her family to attend university and is extremely proud of herself.

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