Providing opportunities that enable people to change their world for the better.
Human Ventures is a creative and cultural social enterprise focused on nurturing the development of marginalised individuals and communities. Their enterprise arm provides creative solutions to commercial, government and non-profit clients allowing them to re-invest profits into their social programs which address disadvantage while building confidence, hope and resilience. All of their initiatives have a core focus on sustainability, training, capacity building, innovation and creativity.
Funds raised: $43,763
Human Ventures raised $43,763 in June 2015 at TFN's first event in Brisbane. These funds were used to deliver three unique leadership and digital storytelling camps for young people.
Over 20 years strong, Human Ventures could be considered a not-for-profit veteran. A major lesson it has learned in this time: “What is important about your story is that you are the one telling it.” This is what Andrew Gibbs reminded us in his TFN pitch in June 2015. Human Ventures works with marginalised communities - mainly young people from remote, regional and Indigenous communities - via creative workshops, to tell their stories using digital media. Human Ventures’ creative work addresses community issues including substance abuse, mental ill health, unemployment and community disengagement.
Thirty eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from HV’s four core communities have been given the opportunity to participate in these camps. As a result of the camps, several young participants have already pursued employment within their communities and been able to use the leadership and media skills learned on the camps in their new positions.
Edgar is one of these young people. He is from Woorabinda and is 24 years old. Edgar demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and respect for elders during the TFN Leadership camp in Agnes Water in April 2016 and provided great encouragement to his fellow participants. After the camp, Edgar was offered a role as trainee facilitator for the following leadership camp. He travelled to Brisbane for facilitator training and professional development in June, and joined the Creative Tracks team as a trainee arts worker in July.
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