THE head of a Sunshine Coast kids’ charity has been identified as a leader in the not-for-profit sector for his work assisting child victims of domestic violence.
Sunny Kids creator and CEO Chris Turner was granted Queensland Not for Profit Leader of the Year at the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders awards recently.
Mr. Turner ended up being the very first male in Australia to run a domestic violence have in 2003 and has sustained focus and dedication to supplying assistance to kids throughout the Coast to assist them to reach their complete capacity.
Chris stated it was a mind-blowing experience to see the number of these kids were victims of domestic violence.
” I quickly found that although 75% of people in domestic violence sanctuaries were kids, there was no federal government funding for them so I started raising the funds to support the kids,” Mr. Turner stated.
” Our work showed so effectively that local schools asked us to support their susceptible trainees, which we did, once again with much success.”.
In 2009 Chris officially established the SunnyKids kids’ charity, taking the organization’s work throughout the area and providing online resources to schools throughout Australia with 500,000 trainees taking part in SunnyKids programs in 2015 alone.
In 2015 SunnyKids provided more than 13,000 hours of assistance to susceptible kids and households on the Sunshine Coast.
This year the organization established and dispersed the Good Man Project to every main school in Australia, in collaboration with Aussie World, John Pearson Consulting, and Firefly Educational publishers.
The Good Man Project is a storybook and mentor guide targeted at assisting young boys and ladies understand healthy masculinity with the view to minimizing domestic violence in the next generation.
Mr. Turner stated he was exceptionally pleased with what SunnyKids had accomplished in the previous year, changing the lives of disadvantaged kids throughout the Sunshine Coast.
” It’s rewarding to see how much we are making a distinction and I’m permanently conscious that our sponsors, advocates, Village Buddies and fundraising events in this neighborhood help us to do this, every day,” he stated.