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Teen Mums “Wellness” Social Enterprise Program

Skills-based initiative to empower teen mums completing their schooling.

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Project details

Suggested by: Stewart

Project partner: Swinburne University of Technology

Budget

$44,919.00

Votes

328 votes received

‘Snuggle Boxes’ is a social enterprise initiative developed by teen mums currently completing their schooling with the support of Swinburne’s Young Mums Program. While carrying out the important role of mothering, this project will empower teen mums to develop new skills establishing a business as part of completing their education. Teen mums will design and create a range of wellness products using organic/natural ingredients to sell. Students will learn business management, retail merchandising, OH&S, teamwork and communication skills. This program will give deserving teen mums the opportunity to experience running a business in a hands-on, supportive and ongoing learning environment.

Research shows that supporting teen mums to complete their education reduces welfare dependency in the community. Without support to complete their education, teen mums are often lost in a cycle of inter-generational poverty and disadvantage. ‘Snuggle Boxes’ will be developed by teen mums, re-engaging them to complete their education while teaching them invaluable real-life skills to set them up for employment in the future and the ability to support their young families. As teen mums often struggle with isolation and separation from peers, this program also aims to promote positive self-confidence, leadership, teamwork and provide a valuable support network.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Stewart

Project partner: Swinburne University of Technology

Budget

$44,919.00

Votes

328 votes received

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mmo

17 Sep 2018

Through education, these young mums will make a great impact on their own lives, and be great role models for their children. Go girls!

Alfred Chengeta

17 Sep 2018

I bought some bath soap that they made from one of their pop up stalls on Open Day I think, it did wonders to cure my son's cradle cap after only one use. we tried many products until we came across this miracle.thumbs up ladies. thank you. Its a yes from me and my family.

LeaK

03 Sep 2018

A great initiative that benefits the young mums in many ways.

PeterG18

31 Aug 2018

This program is life-changing.

merlin.ivory@gamil.com

29 Aug 2018

These young women require lots of support

Hughesy008

29 Aug 2018

Great to support these young women, go girls!

Kathleen D

28 Aug 2018

what a wonderful initiative - empowering our young for the future.

Jane Cl

23 Aug 2018

Great project! Good luck young mums :)

dcoltman

23 Aug 2018

I have had the opportunity to meet these young women and they are incredible. Their determination to be great mums, to get qualifications, and to run a successful venture that supports other younger mums is inspirational. They are such an asset and the program is fantastic.

BWinBoronia

23 Aug 2018

Two generations to benefit, fabulous program. Changing lives at an individual and community level. All the best to the young folk involved.

28rusblue

17 Aug 2018

Great idea :)

KarinG

16 Aug 2018

What a difference these young ladies are making to not just their own lives, but their children’s and other young mums ☺️

MishE

16 Aug 2018

A fantastic initiative with life changing impacts

suej

15 Aug 2018

This project makes a huge social educational difference and has a beneficial effect for both the mothers and the children.

fpwilson@swin.edu.au

15 Aug 2018

Huge impact. Love it.

Brendan H

15 Aug 2018

Great idea, Has far reaching benefits, Win- Win

AnneT

15 Aug 2018

Very worthy project

Serena Seah

14 Aug 2018

Such a valuable program

sstafford

14 Aug 2018

What a great program!

Lizc

14 Aug 2018

Well done, great idea

joelmartin

14 Aug 2018

what a great initiative!

Sue O'Brien

14 Aug 2018

Fantastic idea!