Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative (Nundah CEC) was formed in 1998 by eight long term unemployed people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. Their purpose is to provide employment to members with a disability. Nundah CEC currently have 25 working members in the Co-operative with a disability.
Safe Motherhood Programme – Papua New Guinea (PNG)
PNG is one of the worst countries in the world for recorded maternal deaths.
1 in 30 women will die in childbirth in PNG compared with 1 in 10,000 in Australia. About 1 in 10 women in PNG will have a problem delivering a baby, sometimes minor and sometimes major. If they get into difficulty in a remote village they may not survive the problems.
Equipping the Expansion of the Elizabeth South Community Centre
The Elizabeth South Community Centre (ESCC) is a community development project in the disadvantaged suburb of Elizabeth South in Adelaide.
Elizabeth South is rated as the most disadvantaged suburb in the most disadvantaged
Bulogo Women’s Group (BWG) was started in 2005 by rural women of the Kamuli district to mobilize and empower women through enterprise, agriculture, health, human rights promotion and protection of the environment.
BWG wanted to expand their programme for entrepreneurship training to 300 women in the Kamuli district and applied to UCF for the funds to do so.
Hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre
Nabilala Community Development Programme is a grass roots organisation which constructed Nabilala Children Health Centre to offer medical services to the poor rural children of Nabilala and the neighbouring villages. They applied to UCF for a grant to purchase 10 hospital beds for the Nabilala Children Health Centre.
Professional Retail and Customer Service Training Programme
The mission of Dress for Success Adelaide is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.
Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. From its inception in 1997 there are now 140 Dress for Success affiliates in 19 countries which have served over 850,000 disadvantaged women with professional attire and career support.
Clown Doctors – Adelaide
The South Australian Clown Doctors programme treats sick children in hospital with a special kind of medicine; doses of fun, smiles and laughter.
This is the third year that UCF has been proud to support the Clown Doctors’ programme in Adelaide to help create and spread smiles where they are needed most, and to make laughter the best medicine.
Little Pop-up Library
Time for Kids was established in 1960 to prevent disadvantaged children from entering the juvenile justice system. Today, they continue to work with children and young people who experience various forms of disadvantage and are high in the risk factors associated with youth offending and poor life outcomes. 20% of Time for Kids children are in the out-of-home care system, living in kinship care arrangements.
The Time for Kids programme matches children in need with individuals and families who play a significant role in their life over many years, complementing and adding to the child’s existing family structures.
Junior School playground equipment
Suneden Special School was founded in 1943 and is the only independent, not-for-profit, non- denominational special school in South Australia. The school provides a caring and educationally stimulating environment for approximately 65 students aged 5 to 21 years with intellectual and multiple physical disabilities.
During a private trip to the Philippines, Board member Trevi Lim was able to spend a few days with Pastor Rick Sutcliffe and the kids at Joyland Orphanage.
Trevi reported that things were going well but they really needed a new refrigerator. Shortly after we also heard from Rick that they had a lightning strike on 19 October 2014.