As the national sponsor for community projects, we’re proud to assist young tamariki and rangatahi in their mentoring programmes, by funding materials and supplies for community projects that teach the importance of giving back, and how to work in teams and achieve set goals. To give is a simple way to improve wellbeing, and these projects lift the spirits of those involved and of their communities.
The Foundation run proven programmes that empower tamariki and rangatahi from 5-25 years of age, with skills to overcome life’s obstacles and thrive. The community-focused mentoring programmes improve attitudes and behaviour, build self-confidence and resilience, improve academic results and help them to set and achieve goals and find direction in life, ultimately improving mental wellbeing and ensuring young people reach their potential. The programmes provide participating students access to inspirational leaders and mentors and help over 28,000 young people each year.
Projects can range from tree planting days or painting projects, to building fences, walkways, kai pantries or community gardens. Or it could simply be helping to cheer up people in need, whether through visiting a rest home, gifting RSE workers with a surprise or helping out at a soup kitchen.
For more on the Graeme Dingle Foundation, click here.