July 3, 2018
News – Clontarf Foundation – Converting Future Generations
Motivating and leveraging the strengths of our people is central to the ethos at MacLean Electrical. So when we were looking for a programme to support, we instantly saw a connection to Clontarf’s hugely successful foundation.
The Clontarf Foundation exists primarily to improve the education, discipline, life-skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys in 2000, the Foundation has grown to cater for over 5,600 boys in 96 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys have for Australian Rules and Rugby League football to attract them into school and help them remain there. In order to remain in the programme, participants must continue to work at school and embrace the objectives of the Foundation. And this approach seems to work, with year-to-year retention not less than 90% and school attendance rates are greater than 80%. In areas where Clontarf exists there has been evidence of reduced crime rates in the community.
Maclean Electrical are proud to be supporters of this truly worthwhile cause to help our future generations.