Australia

Volunteering winners 

This award recognises outstanding and sustained volunteering contribution to the community or environment, and grants individuals $2,000 to be donated to the non-profit organisation of their choice.

Esther Wan

 

The Village School

Esther Wan
Audit
Melbourne

 

$2,000 grant awarded to The Village School Project (formerly Insight Educate for Equality)

 

The Village School Project is wholly run by dedicated volunteers who are currently partnered with a rural village school in Waanki Gopo, Ethiopia. Their mission is to partner with local organisations through funding and project managing community projects to provide educational opportunities for young people, and help end the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families, and their entire village, one village at a time.

 

Esther and the team have commenced a water and sanitation project to provide the school and community with clean drinking water and four latrines, as well as sanitation training. In the past year they have fundraised to provide 40 scholarships to at risk students at the school.

 

The $2,000 grant will go towards these projects, implementing the water and sanitisation project and constructing new school buildings.

 

  

 Natasha Lie

 

 Natasha Lie

Natasha Lie

Immigration Services
Perth

 

$2,000 grant awarded to Tabitha Foundation Australia


Tabitha Foundation Australia raises funds for Tabitha Cambodia’s community development programs, including building houses and schools. Tabitha's aim is to reach out to the despairing in Cambodian communities and help them to address their own needs in a holistic and sustainable way.

 

Natasha raised $35,000 with a group of 21 people to build 22 houses over five days in the remote Kampong Seul Province of Cambodia in February 2014. From this house build, 22 families in need now own a house that provides for the basic need of shelter, it ensures their belongings are safe from flood waters and positively impacts the lives of their children and contributes to a better future for the village community.

 

The $2,000 donation will go directly towards the purchasing of building materials for the construction of this school. She also intends to volunteer for another house build to Cambodia in February 2015.

  

  

  

 

National Chairman's Citizenship Awards

National Chairman's Citizenship Awards
The National Chairman's Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and leadership in the citizenship endeavours of our KPMG people.

National Chairman's Citizenship Award winner

This award recognises exceptional community involvement.

Fundraising winners

This award recognises excellence in fundraising.