Supporting Southland young people to discover what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.
Here at the Graeme Dingle Foundation Southland we aim to inspire all school-age children and young people to reach their full potential through programmes that build self-esteem, promote good values and teach valuable life, education and health skills.
In Southland we currently deliver the Kiwi Can and Career Navigator programmes.
These programmes help grow a youth population who are better educated, have enhanced employment prospects, greater self-esteem and are healthy and motivated.
Kiwi Can is our energy-packed values and life skills programme, aimed at kids aged 5 to 12. It teaches values such as integrity, honesty, resilience and respect (to name a few) and delivers fun-filled learning to ten primary schools throughout the Southland region.
Career Navigator is a ready for work programme that supports secondary school students in their decision making around future employment while also providing an effective platform for employers to share real-world knowledge and experiences.
More about us
GDF Southland is a child and youth development charity that has a vision to make New Zealand the best place to be young.