Stream 1 – Sisters of St Joseph
|Organisation Name||Project Name||State|
|St. Joseph’s Convent||Trio of Gifts|
Series of books written and illustrated for children covering important topics like bullying, lack of self-confidence & building resilience.
|Sisters of Saint Joseph – North Sydney||Josephite Refugee Mentor Support Program (JRMSP)|
Building capacity of South Sudanese community through mentoring, upskilling, providing education & vocational opportunities.
|Josephite Justice Network Youth Arm – Josephite Action Group (JAG)||Risk & Dare Conference 2023 for Young People 16 –24 years|
Opportunity for young people to build connections, expand networks, learn and contribute towards social justice issues & create a space to be heard. Two-way learning through lived and learned experiences.
|Sisters of Saint Joseph – Broome Diocese||Education & Formation Future Leaders|
Personal development programme to upskill younger members in community and church leadership including the incorporation of cultural practices specially in a trans-generational context.
|Mary MacKillop House of Western Spirituality||Mary MacKillop House of Spirituality, Richmond 2023|
Creating a space for quietness and reflection to support the community in healing both personally and as a group, from personal trauma as well as natural disasters.
It further provides a place of connection and growth to a community separated by distance and a lack of resources.
Stream 2 – General (Non SOSJ)
|Organisation Name||Project Name||State|
|Success Works Partners Inc.||The Powerpack Workshop Pilot Programme |
Professional development workshop series aimed at increasing the self-confidence, resilience & employability of candidates with a criminal record – focusing on reducing recidivism and breaking down barriers of prejudice on the part of employers.
|Little Wings Limited||Medical Wings – Indigenous focus |
Face to face pop-up medical clinics at Tamworth, Moree, Bourke, Walgett & Brewarinna providing practical training on culturally sensitive healthcare to local practitioners in partnership with indigenous healthcare professionals.
|Deadly Science Limited||Deadly Learners |
Providing opportunities to indigenous students in very remote/remote/regional areas to access STEM education by supporting teachers with additional resources in the form of experts in the science, technology, engineering & maths fields.
|Milk Crate Theatre||ACTION: Creative Workshops for at risk youth |
Participants learn transferable life skills through engaging in creative activities – outcome will be the making of original short films and sharing stories identified through the workshops.
First Nations focus – “Effecting change through the power of performance”.
|Pacific Professionals Network (PPN)||Pasifika Student – Professional Mentoring Programme |
Providing culturally appropriate mentoring to youth of Pacific Islander background to empower them seek out tertiary pathways, better employment opportunities and break the cycle of under representation in tertiary/higher education studies while being over-represented in anti-social behaviour and crime.
|WestWords||Western Sydney Schools Literacy Development Programme |
Using creativity to build life skills of communication, resilience, confidence & resourcefulness – ‘creating change through the power of the written word allows students to potentially change the narratives of their lives’.
|National Centre for Childhood Grief||A Friend’s Place – Group counselling support for bereaved primary aged school children |
Specialised group counselling where children learn to talk about their grief safely & in a healthy way, facilitated by collaborative activities, craft projects and games tailored to the developmental stage of the child.
|Macquarie Primary School P&C Association||Connecting through Robotics and Coding |
Encourage the learning of robotics and coding in children from a disadvantaged background.
At another level it also promotes participation of parents/care givers in the education of their kids and builds connections so that learning outcomes are better, as shown by research.
|Centre for Inclusive Supports Inc.||Uni Life |
Part time day programme for young autistic adults with intellectual impairment to experience university. Teaching of life skills like socialising and mentoring to start a business through developing work skills. Transition programme from special schools.
|Magwi Development Agency Australia||Connect Program |
Focusing on young refugee, asylum seeker & migrant families to build strong community relationships/capacity in Australian society. Reduce social isolation, empower parents with skills for parenting in an Australian context, improve self-esteem, and access local resources with ease & independence.
|St. Anthony of Padua||St Anthony’s Community & Mental Health Garden |
Creating a garden to connect families and children to the school and enrich their learning experience. It is a place of connection, learning, health & well-being – the garden provides a vital link to make vulnerable members of society feel included, safe & welcome.
|Gippsland Employment Skills Training Inc.||Sewing Group Equipment Upgrade |
Purchase of 3 x sewing machines that enables Morwell Primary school families & friends to engage in a community activity through the sewing group which sews for charity.
The project would bring social cohesion and health/well-being benefits to the community and even provide a pathway to employment in a vulnerable area.
|Aboriginal Literacy Foundation||ASPIRE Programme for Girls – Western Victoria |
Literacy programme focusing on indigenous female students, providing the necessary mentoring and tuition that would enable them to complete secondary school & make informed choices about their futures. Only use Indigenous female mentors who become vital role models for these children.
|Penola Catholic College||Amoonguna Solidarity Learning Partnership Programme |
A learning & sensory opportunity for indigenous children to know life outside their remote community in the NT.
Interactive learning experience both for the VIC students as well as the Amoonguna primary students.
|Hotham Mission||Grade 1 – 2 Support for Disadvantaged Children |
Homework club for students from the housing towers in North Melbourne struggling largely due to non-English speaking & non-conducive to learning home environments.
The aim is to enable these children to get a firmer foundation in their primary education.
|St. Andrews Parish East Perth||Kids Holiday Club |
Holiday programme for children particularly from vulnerable communities, to enjoy and participate in several creative activities in a safe space. Designed to promote non-digital, creative fun activities, engagement, relationship building between different migrant & First Nations groups.