Achieve Australia has received $37,000 thanks to The Novus Foundation Million Dollar Gala Dinner which raised funds for organisations that impact on young people and their ability to perform to their natural level of capability.
A leading disability services provider, Achieve Australia operates its Day Services from its iconic hub, The Araluen Homestead in Epping, supporting more than 80 people with disability to learn new skills, connect with their communities and pursue their passions and interests.
“We are immensely grateful to The Novus Foundation because thanks to their support we can now purchase much-needed IPADs, smart phones and a smart interactive whiteboard and training programs to support Achieve Australia staff as they deliver our programs at The Araluen Homestead,” says CEO Anne Bryce.
“The aim of the program is to teach young people with disability to use technology for improved communication, removing barriers towards independence and inclusion” said Ms Bryce.
“Today, in the fast changing digital world we live in, it is critical that everyone has the skills and access to technology to communicate effectively and programs like ours technology and computer courses are absolutely vital for our young people to live meaningful and independent lives in the community,” she added.
Over eight years The Novus Foundation has raised in $1.1 million and in 2014 saw five organisations receive a total of $175,000.