Supporting homeless communities in London and Melbourne.
‘Repay the eNett Way’ aims to improve and shine a light on the challenges faced by underprivileged communities in high tourism growth areas. Homelessness is an issue impacting thousands of people in large cities around the world, particularly in London, where a shocking 3,103 people were sleeping rough between July and September 2018, and 1,618 people in Melbourne over the same period.
To help truly make a difference, we are partnering with two grassroot charities that have been specifically set up to provide support to these homeless communities. The first is Youth Projects; a charity combatting youth homelessness in Melbourne by offering support and employment opportunities to those at risk. The second is Shelter from the Storm; an organisation providing free shelter for people sleeping on the streets in London. Both charities offer an essential support system for those who have nowhere else to go.
The eNett team globally will be carrying out a range of fundraising activities to raise money that will be used to fund initiatives such as counselling services, access to employment skills training and life education and more.
At eNett, we have the privilege of seeing the positive impact that travel and globalisation has on the world. But also see local communities who have been displaced by economic development. We want to help.
So each year, we pick a country or cause. We draw attention to the issues faced by these communities and take a hands-on approach in making a difference to their way of life.
In the spirit of doing things differently, we don't just hand over donations to charities. We get deeply involved and provide real tangible items for those less fortunate. That's what 'Repay the eNett Way' is all about - educating, inspiring and equipping underprivileged people living in key travel destinations.
eNett partnered with THISWORLDEXISTS support communities in Nepal through redevelopment of the Sindhu primary school and updates to facilities at Palanchok Bhagawati Community Learning Centre for Women.
In 2017 eNett partnered with Mellon Educate to help renovate a school in Cape Town, South Africa.
Poor infrastructure is one of the barriers for education and greater levels of education and literacy can provide those communities with the skills they need to build a better future.
eNett launched launched 'Repay the eNett Way' in 2016, selecting Cambodia as the first country to benefit. Together we:
Provided a local Cambodian man with training to build a new career in the travel industry;
Sponsored a young boy to learn English;
Volunteered support for local orphanages;
Provided skills for income generation for mothers of children in education.