- June 22, 2012
Our CEO earns a scholarship to study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
The CEO of The Infants’ Home, Anita Kumar, has been awarded a Fellowship to study at Harvard Business School.
Anita – one of only two executives from Australia to receive the Fellowship – will travel to Harvard University in the US in July for an intense 7-day study program.
The founding patrons of the Nonprofit Fellowship Program are Bill Ferris AC and Lea Ferris.
The Nonprofit Fellowships were created in 2001 to:
Each Fellowship is valued at $10,000.
Anita graduated from India’s Bharathidasan University in Engineering, Electronics and Communications. She joined The Infants’ Home in 2000 and became CEO in February 2010.
Along the way she earned a Master’s in Community Management from UTS.
The Infants’ Home is at a critical point in its 138-year history, having been a pioneer in integrated services for children.
The Australian Government's agenda for early childhood advocates for “high-quality, accessible and affordable integrated early childhood education and child care”. The government believes integration will better meet the needs of children and families – especially those facing multiple challenges or living in difficult circumstances.
“While we are in a position to influence policy and the sector as a whole, we face three big challenges," Anita says.
“There is limited understanding about the unique approach of integration; a lack of clarity on how social enterprises can achieve social and financial sustainability; and we have a low profile beyond our own sector.”
Anita will take these issues to Harvard and examine them with other non-profit executives from around the world.
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