We will positively engage the communities within which we operate by:
- building long-term strategic community relationships to maintain support and goodwill for APA’s activities
- increasing employee connection with local communities through sponsorships, employee volunteering and giving programs targeting vulnerable communities.
One of APA’s long-term community investment partners is the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men – equipping them to participate meaningfully in society. One of the ways in which it does this is by involving its private sector partners in ‘experiences’. These multi-day camps or activities bring together Clontarf students and supporting partners’ employees to share their lives and experiences. Like all Clontarf activities, these ‘experiences’ are structured to ensure the development and enhancement of the boys’ life skills.
Keith, APA Manager Strategy, and Malou, APA Manager Corporate Communications, attended the four-day West Kimberley Clontarf Academy Senior Leadership Camp, in Broome WA. This included two nights camping under the Kimberley stars, fishing, mud-crabbing and listening to the stories of the Traditional Custodians. As part of the experience, Keith and Malou also joined in the Clontarf Employment Forum to provide advice to senior Academy students who were at a critical stage of mapping out their futures post-school.
Said Malou, “These students have access to mentoring, encouragement and support day-in and day-out from Clontarf’s team. The attention they now receive helps build their confidence and leadership skills. I cannot stop talking about my experience and I am so proud that APA supports such an organisation”.
For more about The Clontarf Foundation, click here.
For more about APA’s community investment program, see our Community Investment page.
To view our latest sustainability scorecard for Community click here.