ConnectEd Success Story: Lizzie’s Big Smile - Community in the Kitchen

Sep 5, 2014 10:05 AM ET

Lizzie’s Big Smile: Community in the Kitchen

Thanks to the ConnectEd program in Australia, Lizzie was able to improve her employment options from a teen who had left school early to a young woman with practical skills, work experience, and a certificate in Hospitality.  Her family has also noticed a change in Lizzie’s confidence and enthusiasm for learning.

Read more about how Lizzie has gained the skills and confidence to take control of her future and follow ConnectEd on Facebook.


The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation has partnered with World Education Inc. to implement ConnectEd, the global signature program of the Foundation. ConnectEd is designed to address factors limiting the work and life options of disadvantaged youth, with an emphasis on girls and women. The program has better prepared 21,944* young people from marginalized communities for the world of work in Australia, Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia. ConnectEd began in April 2011 and will continue in Indonesia through March 2015.