Education is the key to opportunity. It is a ticket out of poverty.
- George H W Bush
BorderLink is a registered charity developed entirely in Newcastle, Australia by a local, young couple, Alyssa Willmot and Morgan Brawn. Our charity will focus on advancing education through a variety of projects in developing countries. Our first project will be to help schools and students based in rural and disadvantaged areas of Zimbabwe.
The people that made it happen:
Alyssa is studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) full-time at the University of Newcastle while also working part-time as a Recruiter at Maxwell Recruitment and an OOSH carer for Camp Australia. She strongly believes that education is very important in improving the lives of disadvantaged people.
Morgan works full-time for Steeline Hunter and is studying a bachelor of Business/Commerce at the University of Newcastle. Morgan is heavily involved with the financials and fundraising of the charity. He is also very passionate about helping the less fortunate and coming up with ideas for projects that will have the greatest impact.
Zimbabwe Project Society
Angela founded her own charity in 2007 and has been of great assistance in organising our projects. She has been guiding us through getting our charity started, given us some extremely helpful contacts in Zimbabwe, helped organise our trip over there and given us multiple fundraising ideas and options that have worked for her. We intend on working very closely with Angela to accomplish projects similar to what she has done. Check out the truly incredible work Angela has done in Zimbabwe at
Ryder Protection Services
Peter has been working with Angela on the grounds in Zimbabwe. He has been overseeing her self-sustaining projects and has close contacts with schools and villages in local areas. He has been of great assistance in taking us around rural parts of Zimbabwe and advising us of appropriate ways to use the funds raised that will best benefit the schools and advance education.
Kudzai has close contacts with schools in rural areas of Zimbabwe. She will be overseeing our projects in rural areas near Gwanda and ensuring the funds are being used appropriately and achieving specific goals. Kudzai has been of great assistance in giving advice for how to best motivate communities and assist schools. Follow this link to see the amazing achievements from Family Impact
James has been very helpful in getting our charity started, he got us in contact with people on the ground in Zimbabwe that he has done work with in the past. He has also assisted us with advertisement and strategies for implementing projects. Follow this link to see the amazing projects they have completed and donate to their future projects.
A big thank you to Sunshine Factory Accessory Co Limited for perfectly creating our bracelet design and sending it through. Follow this link to see the other beautiful pieces of jewellery they have on offer.
Emily Willmot, a university student at CQ university studying a bachelor of digital media (IT) designed our logo and was involved with the development of the website.
Riley Willmot is a high school student that was heavily involved with the design and construction of the website.
Also thanks to everyone who has encouraged us during the process and helped with the fundraising cause.
This organisation has the authority to Fundraise. Charitable Fundraising number: CFN/24651