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Only Australian recipient of the 2021 Princess Diana Award

Only Australian recipient of the 2021 Princess Diana Award

Katura Halleday honored as the only Australia recipient of the 2021 Princess Diana Award for her work on Equality. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their...

HOW DID 8×8 PIVOT IN 2020

HOW DID 8×8 PIVOT IN 2020

With the shutdown to schools in some areas, we needed to ensure that our students still had access to education.  We ensured that the girls within our scholarship program had devices to enable them to continue their education.   Phones were the best way to ensure that...

8×8 PARTNERS WITH UNITED NATIONS

8×8 PARTNERS WITH UNITED NATIONS

8x8 partners with the United Nations to engage today's youth in building the future that they want to see with the UN75 project.  

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD

While I am humbled to be recognised among my peers for the work that 8x8 To Educate is doing, it is the art community, artists, volunteers, sponsors and supporters that truly help the girls in the developing world access education and give volume to quiet voices.  I...

WORKING TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME

WORKING TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME

The community at 8x8 are working to change the outcome for thousands of kids. We are fortunate to live in a developed country with high-quality education, sanitation, healthcare and human rights.  without witnessing first-hand, the significant differences faced by...

LYN DIEFENBACH DONATION AUCTION

LYN DIEFENBACH DONATION AUCTION

We are very priviledged to have the support of the very talented Lyn Diefenbach whose artwork has kindly been donated for auction to support the education of children in Africa. Without the continued support of our community, this endeavor would not be possible and we...

LEADERS OF TOMORROW

LEADERS OF TOMORROW

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/GirlChildDay2019.aspx

KATURA’S STORY

KATURA’S STORY

Katura visited Mozambique in 2019, she provided art and English lessons to over 2000 students.  View the Documentary here.

CELEBRATING HINTERLAND YOUTH

CELEBRATING HINTERLAND YOUTH

When Mudgeeraba throws a little street party in April to celebrate Queensland Youth Week, they’ll screen a short film about Tallai student Katura Halleday. Filmed by Jude Kalman (Fish Films), the short explores Katura’s work in Mozambique where she travelled to teach...

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