Chain Reaction Foundation Special Events
Creating Social Cohesion and Inclusion
Initiated in 2007 Good Deeds Day was founded by American business woman and philanthropist Shari Arison. Starting small with only a few followers’ year by year the organisation has grown now operating in over 100 countries. Good Deeds Day is one day each year designated as a day that will register all those who pledge to conduct a good deed of some kind that will benefit others and the planet on that day.
Chain Reaction seeks as a primary objective to foster the development of social cohesion across Australia. Seeking to register a pledge of good deeds can go a long way towards achieving this goal.
Chain Reaction Foundation Executive Officer in South-East Asia
Rumbi Mabambe recently appointed Chain Reaction Foundation and Mt Druitt Learning Ground Executive Officer represented our Foundation's principle project Learning Ground at the IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort) Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Bangkok in November 2019.
Rumbi presented a workshop at the 300-person conference on Learning Ground Enabler's Program. She was also able to show the documentary "Saving Young Lives" telling the Learning Ground Story of enabling others.
Learning Ground was delighted to welcome Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM, to present awards at Corroboree day 16 December 2019. Thirty-five teenagers received awards in the presence of families, teachers, and invited guests.
Prior to presentation of awards a special smoking ceremony was conducted by Jessy Mckinless a Kabi Kabi and Jinibara man from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The ceremony was planned to offer personal healing and blessings for the holidays ahead. It was followed by ceremonial dancing and participants singing a revised version of Advance Australia Fair composed by Judith Durham of The Seekers and Kutcha Edwards a Mutti Mutti Man.
Following the awards, a celebratory lunch was served followed by the showing of David Goldie's documentary on Learning Ground "Saving Young Lives".
Kids Christmas Party Day 2019
December 17 welcomed Learning Ground alumnae, their kids, and kids of staff members to an end of year party. It was a splendid opportunity to assure past participants that they are still very much in our thoughts and interests, and it was lovely to be able to welcome children of our children. A lovely occasion also inviting our young alumnae to sign up for our Family Skills Program 2020.
Learning Ground Programs 2020
Behavioural Change Programs
Older Adolescent Program commences Monday 17 February
Younger Teenage Program commences Wednesday 19 February
Youth Activities Program (YAP) commences Friday 21 February
Family Skills Program commences Tuesday 25 February
Enablers Program commences Tuesday 25 February