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AMCAP proudly supports The Wirrpanda Foundation

Group of adults and kids from the Wiluna Community sports experience with the Wirrpanda Foundation.

Striving to support the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, AMCAP is proud to be partnered with the Wirrpanda Foundation.

Established in 2005 by David Wirrpanda, a former West Coast Eagles player, the foundation aims to encourage and empower First Australians through mentorship and the celebration of their unique and remarkable culture. With 13 programs across Western Australia and Victoria focusing on education and employment, the Wirrpanda Foundation helped 323 job seekers find employment in 2020 alone. 

At AMCAP, we’re thrilled to be partnered with Wirrpanda as we are dedicated to empowering First Australians through employment and business opportunities by hiring staff directly through the Foundation.

We seek to spread awareness of this incredible cause by donating a portion of sales from our maintenance kits directly to the Wirrpanda Foundation. Our customisable maintenance kits are distributed throughout industrial businesses throughout Western Australia. We paint the kits in the branding of the businesses’ chosen charity, whether it is the Wirrpanda Foundation or one of our other charity partners  – further increasing awareness of the cause’s values and missions on-site. Click here to learn more about our industrial maintenance kits.

We encourage our staff to get involved in community causes they are passionate about, and Stephanie from our AMCAP Industrial team chose to spend time volunteering with the Wirrpanda Foundation last year. In December, she went for a trip to the Wiluna Community – a small community located 11 hours from Perth and home to the Martu people. Stephanie, who started working at AMCAP through the Wirrpanda program, joined other mentors and WAIS Hockey Athlete Renee Rockliff as part of the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy. 

The group spent time with kids at the local school, playing games, sharing their stories and joining their families on a bush experience, before bringing the community together for games of football and basketball. We are so proud to have been able to support such an enriching experience and we can’t wait to see where this incredible partnership takes us in the future. Read this article on the Wirrpanda blog for more details of the trip to Wiluna written by Renee Rockliff.

If you’d like to learn more about the Wirrpanda Foundation, or how to make a direct donation to inspire and empower First Australians through education, employment and business opportunities, head to the Wirrpanda Foundation website