We’ve been awarded a 2020 @WestpacFoundation Community Grant to help create social change through the education, training and employment opportunities for our Survivors of Modern Slavery.
The $10,000 grant will help us continue to run our Survivor School Classes online. Moving classes online has proven to be difficult during COVID19. But we are so grateful for organisations like Westpac who understand the demands. For us to be able to adapt quickly to changing economies unfunded is hard. We are very grateful for Westpac’s commitment to social change.
Our Survivor School is a place where survivors are trained, encouraged and prepared for the workforce. A place where, through one-to-one mentoring, supported learning, and practical application; survivors can learn faster than they would in a large group. Therefore, they feel valued, and trust is re-established. Survivors are accelerated into a position of success. Because our classes are sensitive to their unique needs, PTSD and tailored to their needs.
We run classes both face to face and now online. Our online classes are offered to survivors from all over Australia. We also run ‘outings’ to help then rebuild confidence. They love socialising with peers. And we also provide ’employment pathways’. These are with partnered companies for survivors needing work experience.
“The Freedom Hub helps survivors stay motivated & seek opportunities to live a life of freedom. By offering individual supported learning and work pathways. This sets them up. It gives them hope and the opportunity to have another go and not lose heart.” Sally Irwin, Founder
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