Yesterday we came together virtually for our 2021 Annual General Meeting. It was a great opportunity to hear real-life stories and reflections speaking to our partnerships, rich history and ongoing support of vulnerable young people and children. This year’s theme was a big one, Celebrating 50 Years of Impact.
Dreams of a better future
We heard from Riley, a young man who is currently working in our social enterprise fiXit, who shared the importance of the impact the Hand Brake Turn program, and fiXit, has had on him. Riley was interviewed by the program’s Coordinator Jonathan Sugumar who this year received the Pioneer Award, a peer nominated award in memory of our Founder Rev. Dr John Smith. Jonathan was nominated for being outstanding in his commitment to working with at-risk young people and their families, and for the valuable contribution he makes daily to Concern Australia. Let’s be honest, it’s hard to beat that smile!