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Children & Young People · 01:25

Stepping Stone House

  • By Hugo Martin · Australia, APEC

 

Stepping Stone House

Main aim of the charity

Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation and development for young people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness or are living away from their families aged 12 to 24 years old. The aim is to develop their self-esteem, resilience, self-confidence and good health through motivational experiential learning including outdoor education and adventure so that they achieve responsible independence and be the best they can be

How the employee got involved and why

I became involved with Stepping Stone House after a presentation was given at work by their CEO. It alerted me to the fact that I have spare hours during the week that I could be using to support such a charity.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I give cooking lessons, help the kids achieve milestones with their 'life skills' and host cultural evenings - cooking food from different places in the world and having a short chat about cultural differences and norms.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

The kids live amongst 4 houses, winning would help improve the resources of the house and allow for more inhabitants.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

I still ride my bicycle to/from work so I would put the winnings towards a car.

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