MECA has consistently demonstrated just how innovative we can be through our work with our partners and our local community. We secured $50,000 funding from the Department of Education in partnership with Mt Druitt TAFE OutReach and Chifley College Bidwill for Youth Opportunities. Our partnership with Westpac continues and we are grateful for the support of Ron Coskerie, we secured funding from Westpac to support our volunteers program and also our Girl SKILZ Program in partnership with Chifley High School Mount Druitt
We have developed a partnership with John-K who produces amazing movies and we hope to be able to work more with emerging artists to encourage and support talent. We became an industry supporter of the PwC 21st Century Minds Program which is focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education initiatives. We are also supporting a Tech Start up called ‘Circle Humanity’ which is focused on linking refugees with individuals, community and business, once again a unique and innovative project which we are supporting.
MECA has gone from strength to strength and it is definitely due to our amazing staff. Amie, Yousef, Raeanne, Holly, Jocelyn, Firaol and Fadi are all great assets to MECA. I would also like to extend once again our appreciation to our long term volunteers, Kathleen Buckwell, and the late Chris Williams.
Lastly, but by no means least, I would like to acknowledge the commitment and passion of our Management Committee – Garry, Farabi, Stephen, Anke, Mawa and Abbas. So many people contribute to MECA’s ongoing success and so I extend my thanks to all of you – clients, members of our community, partners, staff, volunteers, students, and management committee members. Your ongoing support and belief in MECA is why we continue to thrive!