As part of our 2021 Annual Program, a new Community Projects component was introduced, providing an opportunity for participants to undertake a community focused project and engage in a learning format that is both active and experiential. Participants were able to develop new skills, grow their capabilities, broaden their networks and create an impact within their community.
Supported by mentors heralding from our Annual Program Alumni, each Community Project focused on achieving measurable outcomes that provide benefits to the region, in alignment with the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership Strategic Plan.
Project teams undertook project management training, and then worked together to thoughtfully develop project concepts, scopes, timelines, budgets and risk assessments. Upon acceptance of their Community Project by AVCL, each team then undertook the work on their project over the course of the Annual Program, providing regular reporting throughout the process, and concluding with a closure report and presentation at Graduation.
Our 2021 Community Projects were supported through seed funding generously contributed by the Kyamba Foundation and Hugh Williamson Foundation.
Summaries of each project are provided below.