Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

JCI Christchurch to Green-up Wharenui Primary

JCI Christchurch to Green-up Wharenui Primary

Since the re-launch of JCI Christchurch in April, a team of dedicated young leaders have worked hard to better themselves and the Christchurch community through several grassroots-level projects. Adding to the list, they are now working hard to ensure that Wharenui Primary School in Riccarton, Christchurch, has a great new initiative to support learning, leadership and community volunteerism through their “Wharenui Garden Project”.

Stage one of the project, also part of the Student Volunteer Army Trust initiative, “The Concert”, is to take place on the school grounds on August 19. This day will see The Wharenui Primary community and a group of volunteers work alongside JCI Christchurch and a group of sponsoring organisations to help develop a mini-orchard, aboveground planters and other key gardening spaces. This project will help inspire the pupils of Wharenui Primary to engage with a community ecosystem, and develop important skills involving teamwork, volunteering and leadership. JCI Christchurch hopes to see positive outcomes, both for the school and the local community.

JCI Christchurch is a local chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI); a world-wide non-profit organisation with over 200,000 members in 100 countries, dedicated to giving young people between the ages of 18-40 personal and professional development opportunities, empowering them to create positive change in their local community. The mission of JCI Christchurch is simply to inspire young people to create positive change in the Christchurch community by engaging them in grassroots volunteer projects, while also giving them practical public speaking, project managing and other professional skills.

For more information about JCI Christchurch and the project. email jcichristchurch@gmail.com.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Uncanny Valley Of Tokyo 2020

For all involved, this year’s Olympic Games have called for a willing suspension of anxiety. For now at least, the displays of skill and agility have been compelling enough to muffle some of the previous misgivings about the wisdom of asking athletes from all corners of the world to converge in one place in the middle of a pandemic, and at the height of a Tokyo summer... More>>



ALSO:


 
 


Child Poverty Action Group: Poverty Burden For Children Increased Due To Government Neglect - New Report

Poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity are among the burdens which increased for tamariki Māori and other children in the first year of Covid-19 - partially due to Government neglect... More>>

Government: Cabinet Accepts Turkish Authorities’ Request For The Managed Return Of Three NZ Citizens

Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Quarantine Free Travel With Australia Suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today... More>>

ALSO:


NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>



Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels