OUR CSR PARTNERS
AustCham is committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and importantly, in which our members operate.
Not only is this good for business, it is the right thing to do. We are pleased to support our three CSR partners.
Watch our recent webinar with the extraordinary leaders, heading the three foundations:
- David Boehm, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Hub Children and Youth Centre
- Michelle Penfold, Founder and Director, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
- Laura Lee, Chief Representative, Hong Kong and ASEAN, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Driven by the Women in Business Network, this session discussed how corporates and individuals can to spend funds responsibly and effectively, and the different approach Millennials and Gen Z are bringing to shared value and strategic philanthropy.
All proceeds from this event were evenly distributed to AustCham’s three CSR partners: The Hub, the Fred Hollows Foundation and the AIEF.
THE HUB HONG KONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) was established in 2008 in response to community demand from Indigenous families who choose to enrol their children in boarding schools.
Bringing together the government and private sector, AIEF provides scholarship funding for Indigenous students to complete Year 12 or tertiary studies, with career support to help them make a successful transition to their chosen fields.
Backed by some of Australia’s most influential business and community leaders, AIEF has grown from one scholarship student in 2008 to now having around 450 students on scholarships annually, with a network of over 600 alumni and growing by over 70 graduates each year, from over 400 communities in every state and territory of Australia.
The Fred Hollows Foundation has a very clear goal: we’re putting an end to avoidable blindness. When this day comes, people in developing countries will get the same quality eye care the rest of the world takes for granted – and we won’t stop until this is done.
THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION TODAY
Since its humble beginnings in Fred and Gabi’s kitchen, The Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over 2.5 million people.