Education is a powerful tool capable of changing lives. However, the unfortunate reality is that not everyone is able to make use of its full potential.
At Cards for a Cause, our goal is to support disadvantaged students in harnessing the full potential of education. We aim to address the issue of educational inequality by raising awareness, carrying out important initiatives and building a community of like-minded individuals passionate about tackling such a pertinent issue.
Below, we've summarised some of the work we've done in 2020, as well as other projects and initiatives to look forward to in 2021 and beyond.
Despite the challenging circumstances posed by COVID, Cards has quite a lot to celebrate as 2020 draws to a close.
This year, we generated over $14,000 worth of revenue, with all profits directed towards subsidising public transport costs for disadvantaged school students in Victoria. We managed to provide 100 months' worth of Myki Passes for a school in Melbourne.
We also successfully ran our annual Design4Impact Competition which targets aspiring university designers from all across Victoria. The winning entries, based on a public vote on our Instagram page (@cardsforacause) became featured designs on our website. As part of the design competition, we also organised design workshops hosted by industry professionals.
Through this competition, we are building a community of entrepreneurs and designers that are committed to creating a positive impact on other people's lives.
2021 and Beyond
Looking to the future, Cards has a lot of exciting projects and initiatives coming up.
Cards for a Cause is launching a Social Entrepreneurship Discovery Program (SEDP) for high school students. A select group of ~40 students will be chosen to participate in this 3-day startup/hackathon-style event.
The SEDP will involve plenty of workshops aimed at helping students obtain the knowledge and skills they need to start their very own social enterprise. We have also invited several accomplished entrepreneurs to come and share their personal experiences with the students.
Through the SEDP, we want to create a unique experience for disadvantaged high school students to immerse themselves in the world of social entrepreneurship whilst developing valuable and transferable soft skills.
The broader goal behind this initiative is to extend our social impact beyond monetary means.
Stay tuned for more!
Partner with us!
We're always looking for new ways to create a positive impact on our community, so we'd love to work with your school or organisation. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.