Whitelion supports young people at risk to reach their full potential. They are a not-for-profit organisation that for more than 13 years have been opening doors to opportunities, relationships and community for at risk young people aged 10 to 24. The young people that Whitelion work with have seldom had positive influences in their lives, and are often victims of abuse and neglect. Many come from backgrounds that are characterised by multi-generational disadvantage, unemployment, substance use and offending behaviour. These young people require consistent, practical and intensive support to break the cycle of disadvantage and reach their full potential.
Whitelion’s mission is focused on providing young people with practical and effective support that enables them to make positive choices in their lives. Whitelion provides youth-focused, gender and culturally-specific services in several areas including mentoring, employment, specialist outreach support, and education-based prevention programs.
Whitelion’s unique program approach has evolved through evidence informed modelling, practices and continuous improvement, ensuring that we deliver the best possible outcomes for the young people we work with.
For more information visit www.whitelion.org.au
Interplast exists to repair bodies and rebuild lives. They are a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the lives of people in our neighbouring developing countries who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions. They do this by sending Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.
For Interplast, it’s all about function and enabling full engagement in society. They also pride themselves on their intentions to leave a legacy. They focus heavily on facilitating medical training and mentoring for their in-country medical staff by supporting and building capacity within local health services.
For more information visit www.interplast.org.au