Reducing food waste and providing work experience opportunities with a community focus.
Fortunate Food Co. aims to alleviate waste from ‘imperfect’ fruits and vegetables that are deemed inedible by transforming them into delicious chutneys and juices. The project challenges individuals to view the food system with a new perspective by dispelling common misconceptions around off-spec produce, particularly in a world of increasingly scarce resources. Ultimately, the vision is to give back to the community by providing paid work experience in creating and selling the products at market stalls.
Linking refugees and asylum seekers with partnered cafes to ensure they receive local work experience and develop valuable customer service skills.
The Bean Community aims to address the challenges refugees and asylum seekers face when settling into their new communities and seeking employment opportunities in Australia. The project ultimately seeks to link refugees and asylum seekers with partnered cafes to ensure they receive local work experience and develop valuable customer service skills.
Upskilling prisoners and providing them with meaningful and sustainable employment when they are released.
Team Recode aims to develop a social enterprise that eases the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners into society by equipping them with suitable entrepreneurial skillsets. In doing so, we hope to eliminate the ubiquitous issues of unemployment and lowered self-confidence which often leads to prisoners reoffending. Ultimately, we envision a world where individuals are provided with a second chance to fulfil their potential.
Empowering the women of Soibada to improve their menstrual health and hygiene through reusable sanitary kits.
The Timor Leste project aims to address the overall menstrual health and wellbeing of the women in Soibada, a rural town in Timor Leste, by teaching the community the necessary skills to produce reusable sanitary kits. Ultimately, our goal is to empower the community with the necessary skills and resources to sustainably reproduce these sanitary kits for personal use and resale, with the vision of spreading general awareness amongst the Timorese community about the importance of addressing and maintaining proper menstrual health and hygiene.
Empowering youths and adolescents who have been affected by cancer to achieve their educational & professional aspirations.
Open Door Learning aims to address the direct and indirect impact of cancer on adolescences as they transition back to school. We do this by providing them an educational support program that focuses on both academic assistance as well as career consultations. Our project envisions that all students should be able to reap the benefits of education and learning, and our goal is to provide these students with such an opportunity.
Improving positive mental wellbeing in adolescents by leveraging technology to address the gap in preventative mental health measures
The Victory Team project aims to address the issue of mental wellbeing amongst adolescents by creating an app that encompasses an integrated set of mindfulness and psychological techniques. In doing so, our project envisions to provide a medium in which adolescents are able to receive assistance in mental wellbeing that is easily accessible, cost effective and also reduces the barriers that prevent individuals from receiving help such as stigmatisation.
The BusinessONE Program provides the opportunity for students from a variety of disciplines to work together and deliver business consulting, IT and design services to real businesses.
BusinessONE was a pro bono student consultancy service that provided strategic support to social entrepreneurs in the critical growth stages of their business. Our consulting engagement directly empowered social entrepreneurs with technical knowledge and practical business skills which they use to create direct impact for their local communities.
Providing computer literacy training to communities at risk of social isolation, closing the knowledge gap and reducing e-waste.
E-Reuse successfully reduced e-waste through preventing usable computers going to landfill, refurbishing them and making them available to disadvantaged communities at affordable prices, whilst bridging the digital divide. Additionally, the project addressed the issue of social isolation amongst the elderly by educating older Australians about the internet and connective technologies.