The Mannkal Economic Education Foundation was formally established in 1997, yet its origin dates back to 1987 when, in a dusty Kalgoorlie shed, a then-UWA honours student was researching Ron Manners’ archives of the beginning of Australia’s libertarian movement.
Four decades later, Mannkal’s mission to develop future free market leaders remains the same, which is to promote free enterprise, limited government and individual initiative for the benefit of all Australians.
The flagship activity at Mannkal is the Leadership Development Program, which provides scholarships to Western Australian university students to attend conferences, participate in study tours and connect with industry both domestically and internationally. These opportunities allow students to appreciate the role of property rights, common law, free markets and limited government in fostering economic growth and human dignity.
Since its founding, Mannkal has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships. Our expanding Alumni network has built successful careers, both in the private and public sectors and are now entering decision-making leadership roles. Our satisfaction is seeing our current scholars apply these ideas during and after their graduation.
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