Launched in 2005 by former West Coast Eagles player David Wirrpanda, The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to lead the provision of education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by working together to empower and build capacity amongst individuals, their families, and their communities.
Labouroo is proudly supporting the Wirrpanda Foundation by donating 3 cents per every manhour worked and the donation is made every end of the year.
We genuinely believe that our support to the Wirrpanda Foundation will offer better employment and development opportunities for indigenous people, especially youths.
The Wirrpanda Foundation delivers culturally appropriate programs that are designed and delivered by Aboriginal people. These programs focus on assisting Aboriginal children, families, and the community to further develop and equip them with the skills to make significant social decisions that directly impact their lives. The priority of the Foundation remains to employ local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.
If you would like to know more about the Foundation and the work they do please visit www.wf.org.au
The Clontarf Foundation
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem, and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.
The Clontarf Foundation uses a unique, innovative, and highly successful approach to target one of the most at-risk groups in contemporary Australian society – young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
Using the existing passion that these boys have for sport allows Clontarf to initially attract them to school, and then keep them coming. It is, however, not a sporting program – it’s about developing the values, skills, and abilities that will assist the boys to transition into meaningful employment and achieve better life outcomes.
The Foundation partners with schools and communities to create ‘Clontarf academies’ which are embedded within the school grounds and education program.
Labouroo is proudly supporting the Clontarf Foundation by donating 3 cents per every manhour worked and the donation is made every end of the year.
We genuinely believe that our support to the Foundation will help develop the values, skills, and abilities that will assist the boys to transition into meaningful employment and achieve better life outcomes.
The Foundation’s approach has been very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and retaining them but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful, and healthy lifestyles.
If you would like to know more about the Foundation and the work they do please visit https://clontarf.org.au/