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 Australia and New Zealand send volunteer medical teams to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in developing countries across the Asia Pacific region. Our work significantly improves the quality of life for people who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions.
The Eureka Climb is a major fundraising event for Interplast, the funds used from this event allows us to provide free surgery to those that would otherwise have no access to such services. It also allows Interplast to build the capacity of our neighbouring countries by assisting in the training of the next generation of surgical leaders. By supporting, mentoring and building their knowledge, local medical personnel across the Asia Pacific region will be able to perform these procedures independently.
Interplast is a fully accredited NGO with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
For more information visit www.interplast.org.au