Abbotsleigh Z Club
sponsored by the Zonta Club of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai
Located: Abbotsleigh School for Girls is in the northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales
Our goal is to raise awareness of world issues for ourselves and the school community. As we learn and educate ourselves and our peers about women’s circumstances in developing countries we become more aware of how fortunate we are and that not many women have the same opportunities as we do in our home country.
We have supported these causes through awareness campaigns and fundraising:
Carrie’s Place – A women’s refuge in Maitland that shelters women and children who have been victims of domestic violence.
Room to Read – Aims to better the education of young women globally. This enables women around the world to reach their full potential and ultimately contribute to their local and broader communities.
Somaly Mam Foundation – A non-profit charity committed to ending modern day slavery and human sex trafficking in North America and around the world.
Hornsby Women’s Shelter – A refuge for women in Ku-ring-gai who have experienced domestic violence or homelessness.
Love 146 – An international human rights organization which strives to end the trafficking and exploitation of children, majority being young girls, through caring for survivors and implementing prevention strategies.
Whilst the primary aim of the Abbotsleigh Z Club is to raise awareness of the global status of women, we implement some simple fundraising strategies that enable us to support these causes, such as organising a variety of stalls.
It is important for the efficient functioning of the club that leadership is delegated across club members. Abbotsleigh Z Club operates under the guidance of a team of students in the executive roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.