ActewAGL helping to empower women over 10,000 kilometres away
Wednesday 16 May 2012
ActewAGL Manager Employee Health Nikki Tonkin is calling on the local business community to help her raise $10,000 to bring leadership and small business skills to women living in Uganda.
Nikki will be visiting Uganda’s capital city Kampala, as well as Mbarara and Kiruhura villages, from 17 to 26 November 2012 to share her business skills and empower local women to make a difference in their own lives.
Before she leaves, Nikki has committed to raising $10,000 for The Hunger Project, a global organisation whose vision is to see a sustainable end to world hunger. ActewAGL has kicked-started the fundraising effort with a donation of $1,000 and is encouraging other local businesses to join in.
ActewAGL Director Human Resources Tania Hutchison says, “This is an incredible personal and professional development opportunity for Nikki and it’s great to be able to support her to support others.
“Nikki’s trip will encourage others to develop mechanisms that promote the value of equity and diversity – two principles that are very important to ActewAGL.”
Nikki says, “I believe that we can break the cycle of poverty by unlocking the leadership and entrepreneurialism of the people who themselves are hungry. With the support of local businesses and my colleagues at ActewAGL, we can make a valuable contribution toward ending world hunger.”
To donate, visit thp.org.au/get-involved/events/women-empowerment-lead-learn
ActewAGL Manager Employee Health Nikki Tonkin. Image courtesy of ActewAGL.
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