The team at Churchill has always chosen to support our communities at a local, national and international level. Our focus has been on two areas really close to our hearts: supporting children's education and supporting those who serve our country, whether in the defence or through the police or allied services. We have experienced first hand the difference that a helping hand can make through the impact of teachers on children's lives and through support services when we have hit hard times transitioning careers or through mental illness.
The recent Invictus Games generated a lot of well-deserved focus on issues supporting our veterans.
With the closing of the games, Australia gets back to business. News changes and we begin to prepare for Christmas.
Here's the thing, though ...
The challenges that face our veterans and allied services personnel don't disappear just because the public focus shifts.
In everyday life, we still have people all across the country needing a helping hand.
From our farmers, to families having trouble putting food on the table, to the unprecedented suicide rates amongst our veterans and police officers, there is much to be done.
This is why we have got behind a few great initiatives on a local and national level.
Locally, we are about to launch our scholarship leadership program for eight local teachers whose work in supporting young children makes a difference to raising resilient learners.
Working with Mates4Mates, we have opened up eight places for wounded and recovering veterans to complete the Diploma of Leadership and Management in 2019. We are focused on helping veterans get on their feet and enter civilian careers.
Supporting Soldier On
This week, we are proud to welcome Soldier On to share our office premises in Brisbane. This is part of a national initiative to expand Soldier On's services further in the country. A psychologist will be on hand, along with employment support and some programs to better support veterans and their families.
... It is true what is said: we can't help everyone, but we can all help someone.
And so we will.
Take care of yourself,
Co-Founders - Churchill Education