Alannah Rickerby

Papanui High School 2008 - 2010
University of Canterbury 2011 - 2012
Studied for a Bachelor of Science Biological Sciences (Genetics)
When the Board read Alannah's Personal Development Plan we felt that she would benefit from having access to a computer at home, so we presented her with laptop and printer in front of the whole senior school assembly.
Just as Alannah was about to begin university Christchurch experienced its earthquakes. These disrupted the whole University of Canterbury campus. Alannah accepted a place at the University of Adelaide for a semester so she could continue her studies. We were able to help her with airfares and other costs so she travel to Australia. This adventure proved life changing. Alannah was hosted by a family which treated her as one of their own. She also had access to first class facilities at the University which helped her to determine her future career path. We have been able to support her to develop in to a confident young lady who is achieving her dream.
Allannah has now graduated and is completing her PhD at Auckland University. She continues to stay in touch with the Trust.

Alannah Rickerby