The Ausenco Foundation aims to make a positive and sustainable difference to the people in the communities in which we live and work.
Through the generosity of Ausenco Limited and our people, we seek to work with communities to improve their conditions in a sustainable way.
Our focus is on providing a hand-up, not a hand-out:
The involvement of our people and the local community are essential elements of any Ausenco Foundation initiatives. It’s our way of giving back through our time and other resources.
In any community there are many, many worthy charitable causes, but unfortunately we cannot assist them all. For this reason, we do not provide funding for unsolicited requests for sponsorship or donations. We are also quite specific in which initiatives we will support.
We operate under the Ausenco corporate values, and in addition, we:
The Ausenco Foundation's Australian-based charitable entities are also registered by the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, and as such are eligible to display the Registered Charities Tick.
In 2018/19 we continued our support for Durack State School students (20 minutes from our Brisbane, Australia office) via the Books in Homes program and began support for the program at Dianella Primary College (20 minutes from our Perth, Australia office). The Foundation’s contribution provided a total of 1,100 book packs to the students across the two schools – meaning students received a total of 3,300 labelled books of their choosing, 1,100 named, waterproof book bags and 6 x 48 book “catalogue preview packs” for their libraries.
In June 2018, 21 Ausenco volunteers presented an Engineering and Science Outreach at Tyee Elementary School in Vancouver, BC, bringing a full day of hands on engineering and science activities to over 180 students. The Foundation provided funding for the supplies for the day, while our volunteers helped the children understand some of the key aspects of engineering through an interactive a series of experiments.
During 2018 the Ausenco Foundation supported “Project Rum Rum” implementation in Villa El Salvador elementary schools, Peru. Run by Caritas Graciosas, the project aims to train teachers from national elementary schools in vulnerable areas of Lima city. The “Rum Rum” bus visits the schools and with participation by parents, teachers, children and community volunteers, children learn about different topics and concepts through investigation and hands on discovery. Volunteers from our Lima office have been involved in a number of activities and visits including expert mentoring, “Bus Rum Rum” and storytelling day. It is estimated that more than 1,300 children and 55 teachers benefited from our involvement in this project.
And that’s only the beginning. The Ausenco Foundation will continue to help build stronger communities by supporting community development initiatives in the years to come.