Congratulations to Jerusha Mather who won The Bridge Create Change Award at the 2021 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards! A young woman with cerebral palsy, Jerusha has actively campaigned for the rights of people with disabilities to pursue courses and careers despite barriers. This paved the way for others with barriers to challenge a system that makes it impossible for them to succeed.
The Bridge’s Acting CEO Mary-Jane Stolp said “We believe The Bridge Create Change Award is a good fit for our organisation. We know the work we and our partners do creates change by increasing inclusion for people with disability and those experiencing disadvantage.”
Watch Mary-Jane present the award and Jerusha’s amazing acceptance speech below.