Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Urgent Couriers helping Kiwi kids reach potential

Urgent Couriers helping Kiwi kids reach potential

Urgent Couriers is joining the Foundation for Youth Development’s (FYD’s) drive to help inspire Kiwi kids to reach their full potential and is calling on other businesses to do the same.

Urgent Couriers Managing Director Steve Bonnici was so inspired when he was approached to support two young people through FYD’s programmes that he wanted to do more to help.

FYD was founded by well known Kiwi adventurer Graeme Dingle and lawyer Jo-anne Wilkinson. FYD runs a series of programmes to help build self-confidence, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health skills. Current programmes include Kiwi Can, Project K, Stars, Career Navigator and MYND.

As a father of three Kiwi kids himself, Mr Bonnici appreciates the importance of what FYD is doing and comprehensive evaluation results convinced him that the foundation’s programmes are making a real difference.

“FYD’s programmes really work, so rather than support only a few kids I’d prefer to help FYD Auckland get support for 100 kids.”

Mr Bonnici’s solution is to use donated space on the back of his courier vans as FYD mobile billboards to raise awareness and generate support. The vans with the custom designed FYD Auckland backs calling for Project K mentors will be on the road for three months of the year.

“The support from Urgent Couriers is priceless,” Mr Dingle says.

“Without support from businesses like Urgent Couriers we could not deliver programmes to nearly 8,000 young people in Auckland each year. Urgent Couriers’ initiative does a lot to increase FYD’s profile and encourage other businesses and individuals to take up the opportunity to help.”

Over the last 20 years through FYD, Kiwi businesses and other supporters have made a significant difference by helping to fund programmes. More than 18,000 children and teenagers go through its programmes every year throughout New Zealand and nearly half of these are in Auckland.

“I’m constantly amazed and thankful that New Zealand businesses are so generous and keen to make a difference to their local communities. Ideally we’d like many more children to participate in FYD programmes, so more support will help us build brighter futures and grow many more great Kiwi kids,” Mr Dingle says.
He points out that helping Kiwi kids reach their potential makes good business sense. ‘Growing Great Futures – Whakatipu Tamariki Ora’, a report prepared by Infometrics, showed that investment in FYD programmes provides a long-term return to the New Zealand economy in excess of $7 for every $1 invested.

Steve Bonnici says that is just one of many compelling reasons he is supporting FYD and he hopes that other Auckland businesses will also back the cause.

FYD Auckland is looking to attract more Auckland businesses to be involved in its programmes and offers partnership opportunities for employees to engage with young Kiwis and make a difference in their local communities. FYD nationwide is known for building partnerships that are rewarding for organisations while also enhancing its work to grow great Kiwi kids.

Contact FYD today to discuss how your business can partner with them, by going to www.fyd.org.nz or calling 0800 223 8443


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news