Past Community Projects
As a community based not for profit organisation, Workskil's
profits are reinvested back into the community to develop
innovative projects to assist disadvantaged members of the
community. Past community projects include:
Green Bean Cafe
The Green Bean Cafe was developed to assist disadvantaged
members of the community develop employability skills within a
'live' work experience venue. Green Bean Cafe operated as a
commercial trading cafe, open to the public, whilst housing a
professional training facility offering an innovative 'hands on'
training experience, where real skills were developed outside of a
Live In Connection
Live In Connection was a Workskil funded program aimed at
supporting senior citizens with mobility issues link with the
community by providing them with an internet connected computer to
help them stay in touch with family and friends. Using an internet
connected computer allowed senior citizens to contact family and
friends via electronic mail and pursue interests and activities
that would otherwise have been inaccessible.
Live In Connection's aim was to increase social participation,
increase support network connections for the elderly and
opportunites to pursue mentally stimulating activities.
Overseas Pharmaceutical Aid for Life (OPAL)
Workskil worked in partnership with OPAL to receive, sort and
distribute pharmaceuticals to hospitals and other medical
facilities overseas. This partnership worked in conjunction with
all levels of government, pharmaceutical manufacturers and
wholesalers to assist countries in need with the provision of life
saving medicines and medical equipment.