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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.

Unfortunately due to current circumstances and government advice regarding COVID-19 Good Deeds Day will be postponed until later this year - So Sorry.

Good Deeds Day Luncheon, Tuesday 7 April 2020

Chain Reaction Foundation invites you to the inaugural Good Deeds Day luncheon in Australia, celebrating and encouraging stronger social cohesion in communities. Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

VENUE: The Ambassador Room, WestHQ, 33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill, NSW
TIME:     12noon- 2.00pm

Renowed Australian Social researcher and author Hugh Mackay AO will address the audience.One of Hugh's key themes is that ‘the state of the nation starts in your street’; that personal and local responses to social change are the best way of resisting the many threats to our social cohesion. And greater social cohesion, in turn, helps us develop the emotional resilience we will need for dealing with the even more profound changes – ecological, economic, cultural and technological – that lie ahead.
Register by clicking on the button below.
For group registrations, email or call (02) 9953 3287 mobile 0438 187 611
Registrations close on Monday 30 March 2020


Speaker Hugh Mackay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Speaker  Australian psychologist, social researcher and bestselling author Often described as ‘the man who explains us to ourselves’, Hugh Mackay has had a 60-year career studying and interpreting Australian social trends. As a social psychologist, his emphasis has always been on the personal: how we as individuals, families and communities are both contributing and reacting to these trends.Hugh’s most popular recent book is The Good Life (2013) – the first in a series that includes The Art of Belonging (2015) and Beyond Belief (2016). His latest book is Australia Reimagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society (2018).

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.


Corroboree Day

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


Your donations are helping to give disadvantaged people and communities a brighter future, whether large or small every cent helps to make a difference. Chain Reaction Foundation is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient Status. All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible.

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