Students dig deep for Endeavour Foundation

21 September 2016

Students from Townsville Grammar School recently exceeded all expectations as they made their Community Service Day really count for people with a disability.

Working at Endeavour Foundation’s Townsville Learning and Lifestyle, they not only cleared the garden of weeds and prepared a new bed for plants, but brightened up the day for people supported at the service.

Stephen Rufus, Support & Operations Manager with Endeavour Foundation, said that their efforts meant “more than they can ever know”.

“We were so impressed by the genuine interest demonstrated by the students, and it was wonderful seeing them just having a chat and learning more about disability simply through interacting. It was a valuable experience all round – the people we support were completely delighted by their company, while the students were able to see, first hand, what life is like for people with an intellectual disability and, hopefully, challenge any negative perceptions.

“Anything that increases awareness and promotes inclusion is so welcome, and we hope that this will be the first of many such opportunities.”

Thanking the students for their fundraising, Stephen said that their generosity and enthusiasm was “heart-warming”.

“A donation of $500 has enabled us to enhance the garden even further and provide more interactive activities on site. We are extremely grateful.”

Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation providing support to people with a disability throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in accommodation, employment and learning, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities.

 

Contact us to find out how we can support you

Share:    



Other blogs and information you maybe interested in

Endeavour Foundation turns 70 – celebrating all abilities with showstopping Battle of the Bands

Endeavour Foundation turns 70 – celebrating all abilities with showstopping Battle of the Bands. Cameron who is blind, has been preparing to participate in Endeavour Foundation’s 70th anniversary Battle of the Bands, but life would probably have been much different for him 70 years ago.

Cairns students take learning virtual

Cairns State High School students are benefiting from world-leading Virtual Reality (VR) technology thanks to Endeavour Foundation.

Blooming lovely! - 7,000 bouquets for Mother's Day and vital jobs for Queenslanders with disability

For more than 30 years, Endeavour Foundation has harvested a field of dreams – row upon row of flowers that grow more opportunities for people living with disability.

Greener Gladstone: grant provides expansion opportunities for Gladstone social enterprise

Gladstone residents and businesses will soon be able to take a (paper) weight off their shoulders with a greener approach to recycling documents while providing new job opportunities for locals with disability.

Townsville to get $2m accessible housing investment

Townsville man John Galligan is feeling excited.

He’s one of four Townsville locals who will soon have the opportunity to live in a new fully accessible home thanks to Endeavour Foundation.

Biloela community backs new learning hub

People with intellectual disability in Biloela will have access to state-of-the-art support and skills development services, with Endeavour Foundation opening a Learning and Lifestyle day service thanks to the support of generous community fundraising.