The Concern Australia team shared the impact and reach of Hand Brake Turn and fiXit to representatives from Bosch, the largest auto parts supplier in the world.
This week we take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women at Concern Australia. From all perspectives, we believe that the contribution of women to our organisation is gigantic and, greatly enables the work we are able to do.
Mark is a graduate from our flagship Hand Brake Turn program who successfully stepped into full-time employment upon completing the course. We were honored to be able to support him where necessary to ensure he secured a career in an industry that he loves.
Issam Alameh has joined our Living, Learning & Earning team as our Financial Inclusion Support Worker. He’s one of the seven new staff members who have come on board through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.
Edward Chirenda has been a volunteer Live-In Mentor with Concern Australia for more than five years, showing great commitment to the wellbeing of multiple vulnerable young people he has shared a home with. "It really provides you with an opportunity to impact someone’s life!" he says.
We were delighted to welcome Geoff Manton to the Concern Australia family in February in the newly-created role of General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation. As part of the Executive Team, Geoff's role will include growing the life-changing work of our education programs, Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life.
Jon Ma joined the Concern Australia Board in 2018. With David Eldridge stepping down from the Board, Jon has taken on the important role of Board Chair. We sat down with Jon to ask a few questions about his experience, background, and why he's passionate about Concern Australia's work.