At Certis Australia, we believe that everyone should have access to health and education in order to achieve their full potential.
As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, we are proud to announce a partnership with Royal Far West, an organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in Australia’s rural and remote communities.
The partnership will see us support the charity organisation's mission of providing country children with access to paediatric healthcare and special education services through Royal Far West’s Telecare Scholarship Program.
Fostering Deeper Understanding
Earlier this week, some of our colleagues visited the Royal Far West head office at Sydney’s Manly Beach to meet with Danielle Chapman, General Manager of Fundraising, Marketing and Advocacy, and learn about the almost 100-year history of Royal Far West. Our colleagues got to witness first-hand how the support Certis provides can help bridge service gaps to assist vulnerable families and communities.
Together with Kim Weber, Royal Far West’s Partnerships Coordinator, our colleagues also assembled dozens of ‘Telecare Packs’ to be sent to the children in the program. Consisting of many colourful tactile items, including craft pieces like pipe cleaners and feathers, to handmade tennis ball 'Fuzzies’, the items are selected for their ability to stimulate meaningful communication between the program’s country kids and their offsite Occupational Therapists.
Royal Far West’s Telecare Scholarship Program plays a key role for these children and their families living in areas with limited access to specialised healthcare and assisted learning services. Following the consultations at Manly, treatment plans can be established so that they may continue to receive the necessary support remotely from their rural homes.
Tom Mander, Head of Sales, Communication, and Marketing at Certis Australia, found the day particularly meaningful.
“Sometimes it can be difficult to understand how we can actually help those in need. The team at Royal Far West inspired us with their passion and empathy for the children and communities in their care, and we were proud to be able to contribute to their program in such a meaningful way. Knowing that kids in remote communities will have the chance to learn and express themselves thanks to such programs motivates us to do all we can for them,” he shared.
Learn more about the ways Certis Australia supports local and regional communities here.