Since opening in 2009, Living Fundraisers has helped more than 500 schools, children’s centres and community organisations raise in excess of $500,000. We’ve put more than 200,000 herb and vegetable growing kits into the hands of Australians who might not have ever planted a thing in their lives, and last year, more than 30,000 people received a Christmas Card that grew a native Australian daisy.
The Australasian College-Broadway (the College) was established by Maureen Houssein-Mustafa in 1994. A wholly Australian owned company, it is now recognised as the benchmark College in Australia offering Nails, Beauty, Makeup, Hairdressing, and Business Management qualifications all under one roof. Not one to rest on its laurels, this year the College is extending its offerings to include Aged Care, English and a number of other qualifications, each with a pathway to Higher Education.
For many years play therapists have known and used play for its therapeutic benefits to children. PlaygroundIDEAS has built playgrounds in many areas in the world where children have suffered torture and trauma as a result of wars, extreme weather and political unrest. Children use many forms of imaginative, creative and role play to express the emotions they have experienced which can help in the healing process.
Social entrepreneurs don’t see the glass half empty. They see it half full. For some social entrepreneurs, their own life experiences have lead them to creatively craft solutions that can help others, like themselves, not be distadvantged in life. This social entrepreneur made headlines about her social venture.
Social entrepreneurs never stop to seize the opportunities to help the disadvantaged around them that so often are missed or neglected. Their creative minds aim to improve systems by inventing new approaches and crafting result driven pathways to change the society for the better.
Stalwarts on the Brisbane restaurant scene, be warned; there’s a new character in the midst that is set to shake up the idea of a dining experience. Poised on the culturally distinct Boundary Street strip in West End, Jam Jar offers a welcome refuge for those seeking a high-quality dining encounter with an edge.
After juggling the madness of working full-time – one child in school, the other in day care – breastfeeding in a non-supportive work environment and then suffering major family trauma, Fiona Lewis from Sydney was at her wits end as to how regain balance in life. After a chance meeting with a childhood friend, Fiona took a giant leap of faith in leaving proven job security in teaching to start a career in Internet Marketing.