Mark Rapley with TCS’s Jenny Sparks and Sharon Barker.

TCS has many valued business partnerships and high on the list is Butler McIntyre & Butler, a well-established Hobart legal firm who handle the legal work for TCS clients.

Mark Rapley, lawyer, has worked with TCS for over 18 years.

A cause close to Mark’s heart is UNICEF’s project #Unstoppable Girls. Education is every child’s right, yet worldwide, 132 million girls are out of school. This is particularly prevalent in third world countries where many girls have spent their young lives caught in horrific crises.

“There is a huge disparity in many countries between boys and girls access to education” said Mark.

“At its most extreme, school girls are specifically targeted with violence. For example, a month ago 85 people were killed at Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Kabul, Afghanistan. The majority were high school age girls. Another example is the abduction of 276 girls from a high school in northern Nigeria in 2014 – 100 of whom remain missing, although as recently as this year some have managed to escape but permanently damaged by their experience” he went on to say.

Mark’s aim is to raise awareness for UNICEF’s project #Unstoppable Girls. UNICEF is working to make sure every girl has the opportunity to go to school, to learn, to make friends, and to prepare for the future and the $1,000 Mark’s breakfast raised will go along way to providing that.

The partners of Butler McIntyre & Butler wanted to support Mark’s cause where a breakfast was held for their 55 staff. One of Mark’s colleagues jumped in to be hairdresser for the event after watching a 2 minute YouTube clip on how to shave a head. What Mark wasn’t expecting was to end up with a pink dyed mohawk! We think he wears it well!

Find out more about UNICEF’s #Untoppable Girls project