Forging a Brighter Future

Call for Entries

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) is calling for young New Zealanders to share their perspective on how we might forge a brighter tomorrow.

Call for Entries

Show us or tell us how you would go about ‘Forging a Brighter Future.’

Writing or Poetry




In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman in New Zealand to gain a university degree.

She was a great supporter of the Suffrage Movement and advocated strongly for women to use the vote to bring about change and improvement in society.

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust’s purpose is for the promotion, advancement and encouragement amongst women of education, whether it be for research and professional activities, or for artistic and creative activities.

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