Kempe Engineering is actively committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and consider we have a responsibility to respect and uphold local values whilst enhancing the quality of life of people where we can.
Based on local area requirements we will support worthwhile initiatives in our operating regions. Our key area of interest is the development of young people, and we provide support through a number of initiatives, some of these are:
This is a major program to support young people with drug, alcohol and mental illness issues. Its mission statement is ‘to raise the awareness of young people’s health and behavioural issues and guide them to the relevant support services’.
Our partners in the initiative are Geelong Football League, Bellarine Football League, Geelong & District Football League, Football and Netball Geelong, Barwon Health, Headspace Barwon, Geelong Football Club, Alcoa, Medicare Local, Cotton On Foundation, De Grandi Cycle & Sport, City of Greater Geelong, Buckley‘s Entertainment Centre, MAP Financial Solutions, Geelong Taxi Network, Bendigo Bank, Lions Club of Leopold, Channel 31, Leisure Networks and Geelong Taxi Network.
The program has been introduced into the Under 15 netball and Under 16 football leagues in the Geelong region of Victoria, Australia, and its reach is about to be broadened. Kempe will oversee the rollout and administration of ‘Read the Play’ as a national program from 2012, with our aim being to reach 2000 participants.
We provide continuing sponsorship to this worthy project, which supplies wheelchairs for disabled children in developing countries.
The project was initiated in 1993 by Mr Des Lawrence of the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise in Queensland, Australia. With the assistance of television station Channel 9 in Brisbane, Rotary then raised more than AUD$200,000 and the proposal became a reality.
Support for the project is provided by generous benefactors and other Rotary club branches. The wheelchairs are provided at no cost to disabled children in more than forty countries on every continent. Distribution is managed by World Vision and other aid organisations.
To date, more than 5,000 wheelchairs have been provided but the need far outweighs the ability to supply. It has been estimated that throughout the world there are some 300 million children requiring assistance.
Continuing support is provided to local junior sports including football, netball, tennis, cricket, basketball and triathlons, mainly focusing on programs for the disadvantaged.
We also donate funds to various charities and organisations including the Children with Cancer Foundation, with an emphasis on assisting the needy and disadvantaged in society.