Tohmae Pa Scholarships
Tohmae Pa award two scholarships per year to the value of $1000 each to a Karen refugee or refugee living within the Nhill district student, undertaking studies at the FedUni Wimmera campus
The Tohmae Pa scholarship was first awarded in 2018.
About Tohmae Pa
In 2011 with the support of John and Marg Millington, the Karen set up their own company, Toh Mae Pa, to supply eggs to the Luv-a Duck Hatchery.
In 2013 changes at Luv-A-Duck meant that the supply of eggs from Toh Mae Pa was no longer required and Toh Mae Pa now collects ducks from the farms spread over the Wimmera and South Mallee for processing at the plant in Nhill.
Toh Mae Pa is currently contracted to conduct catch-up work for Luv-a-Duck. The business permanently employs five Karen people and also has a demand for casual labour.