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Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $20,000 to Nulsen Disability Services for a unique program which encourages Year 10 and 11 students to actively improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
The donation is part of Ansvar’s $250,000 national Community Education Program (CEP) grants to 10 not-for-profit organisations across Australia in 2018/19.
Nulsen Community Engagement Coordinator Emma Gardiner said the Nulsen Youth Patron Program, available in three Perth schools, aims to foster youth leadership, self-development, and service to the community.
“People with disabilities, students, and their communities all benefit from the program. It increases disability awareness, helps create a socially-accepting community, and fosters empathetic, emotionally intelligent leaders.
“Students participating in this year-long program are taught enhanced public speaking and leadership skills, which empowers them to be more effective community leaders and advocates for people with disabilities,” Ms Gardiner said.
Ansvar CEO Warren Hutcheon said: “We are very proud of our CEP Grant Program and inspired by the phenomenal work that this year’s ten recipients do to better the lives of Australia’s young people. Funding for non-profit organisations is more of a challenge every year, and Ansvar looks forward to watching these amazing organisations make a positive impact in so many people’s lives.”
Every year Ansvar receives more than 250 applications for grants of up to $50,000. The money goes to organisations that provide education, skills training and other programs helping vulnerable youth.
A review panel assess applications in October each year.
Go to www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program/2018-2019-cep-grant-recipients for information about CEP.
Below is a Thank You video from Nulsen Disability’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Emma Gardiner