Southport Special School is one of Queensland’s largest special schools, catering to students with intellectual impairments. Southport provides dedicated and tailored education for over 200 students aged from 5 to 18years old. A large percentage of the school’s population has additional disabilities, including: autism, hearing, vision, and physical impairments.
We chose Southport Special School as a key partner because of the positive work they do for children with disabilities. Through this partnership we aim to raise $100,000 for essential education equipment and services and provide in-kind support with key suppliers and subcontractors. So far our work has included: Working Bee (our team painting school facilities), in addition to fund raising activities on-site at the Parklands Project.
Yourtown (formally BoysTown) is a specialist service provider dedicated to enabling young people to improve their quality of life, especially those who are marginalised and without a voice. Their services include: job services, training, education, family refuges, and helping with parenting.
We chose yourtown as a key partner because of their positive initiatives to promote equality of opportunity in the local community. We are working with yourtown to increase Indigenous participation on the Parklands Project, training programs and apprenticeships. Over the lifecycle of the Parklands Project, we will complete 292,000 training and upskilling hours.
Griffith University is one of Asia-Pacific’s most innovative and influential universities, ranked with the top 5% of universities worldwide. Griffith University is focused on education, research and community engagement and produces students and graduates prepared to meet the needs of the real world.
We chose Griffith University as a key partner because of their world-class reputation and the proximity of the Gold Coast Campus to the Parklands Project, forming part of the Gold Coast’s Health and Knowledge Precinct. Our partnership is providing work-integrated learning, graduate placement programs, professional development, and industry expertise. Our partnership connects Griffith University’s expertise, research capability, knowledge and innovations with our project to deliver cutting-edge, practical solutions consistent with our core values.