University of Wollongong
Since 2008 we have enjoyed a productive partnership with the University of Wollongong. The support of the University has delivered not only financial assistance, but also provided excellent opportunities to speak about the work we do. In addition to being part of the UOW Cares workplace giving program, we were excited to be chosen by the University of Wollongong Library as their ‘charity of choice’ raising over $3,000. indigo foundation sponsors the annual Praxis Development Award of $500 to a student undertaking research that will contribute to community development.
Rotary Club of Ryde has been a pivotal supporter of our Borjegai Schools project having contributing over $180,000 to build schools and pay qualified teachers in Borjegai. In addition, Rotary committed to fully funding our Tamil Nadu project until March 2014. Our partnership continues to develop with much shared learning and some terrific joint achievements.
We are excited to form a new partnership with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park to support our Orwetoveni Community Project in Namibia. The proposal – and the funding – for this project was bought to us by the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park, members of which had long-standing relationships in the local community of Otjiwarongo. We are looking forward to ongoing collaboration and shared achievements with the Rotary Club of Macquarie Park as the Orwetoveni Community Project develops.
Billberry Blue Stocking Fund
The Billberry Blue Stocking Fund has become a much valued partner in supporting our work on women’s empowerment and leadership. Billberry Blue Stocking Fund supported an initial scoping and relationship building effort with the Girl Guides in the Solomon Islands. The Fund’s members also organise an annual bike ride in support of indigo foundation’s projects.
Illawarra Children’s Services
The community-owned and not-for-profit, Illawarra Children’s Services has served children and families, with distinction since 1981. Illawarra Children’s Services has donated funds towards our projects that focus on education and children, primarily the Rote early childhood support project. ICS Board member Jenny Hopkins has a particular interest, having visited Rote to provide technical support.