Donations & Sponsorship
How The Career Academy and our students are helping NZ's animals in need.
Every time a student successfully completes one of our online animal care courses, The Career Academy donate a percentage of their tuition fee to the SPCA.
Katie Fasher is our NZ animal care course tutor, and she recently visited the SPCA's Auckland HQ to hand over a $500 donation and to find out more about how the money might be used. She was accompanied by her two beloved dogs, Merlin (a rescue) and Oggy.
Lillian Chueh, one of the SPCA's event & community fundraising assistants, explained how valuable this kind of support is to the charity. "As an organisation with no government funding, we rely heavily on our community. Each year we help 15,000 abused, sick, and unwanted animals. This work could not continue without the financial support of businesses like The Career Academy."
Lillian also provided details of how these donations can benefit animals-in-need in real terms:
$25 will provide medical treatment such as antibiotics, suture materials, vaccines and bandages for one injured animal.
$50 will keep a SPCA inspector's van on the road for one day, ensuring a quick response to calls from the public.
$100 will help to rehabilitate, temperament-assess and provide basic training to a dog.
$150 will provide medical treatment and care for a litter of kittens and their mum until they are ready to go to their new homes.
$500 will provide medical treatment and care for a litter of puppies and their mum until they find loving homes.
$1,000 will provide emergency medical treatment to a severely injured animal, so they will have a second chance at a happy life.
Katie (as well as Oggy and Merlin) had a great time meeting Lillian. "I love that my students are not only learning new animal care skills and gaining qualifications, but are helping such a worthwhile and relevant good cause too. I guess that's what you call a real win-win!" smiles Katie.
Merlin and Oggy preparing!
Would you like to gain a professional animal care certificate – and support the SPCA's work in NZ?
To suit your preferred career path or lifestyle interest, The Career Academy offer a choice of 9 online courses:
If you have any questions about any of these courses please contact us.
A totally OARSOME charity event!
The Career Academy helps to raise $20,000 for Spirit of Sharing.
The Career Academy's director swapped his suit and sharp pencil for a buoyancy aid and kayaking paddle recently. Daniel Hunt took advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete against NZ Olympic Champion sprint canoer, Lisa Carrington, to raise funds and awareness for a great cause.
Along with about 200 other business owners, Daniel was attending Nurture Change 2016 in Fiji where Lisa was one of the motivational speakers. Her presentation was so exhilarating that it inspired some of the delegates to come up with the race idea – and fortunately Lisa was more than happy to oblige!
Eager participants were divided up, some individually, others in pairs. It was a 100-metre sprint.
What were the results? "Well, I came third," says Daniel, "but Lisa won by about 50 metres!" he laughs.
The participants had chosen to support the work of Spirit of Sharing. This charity's ultimate goal is to enhance the lives of more than 1 million youth in the Asia Pacific region through educational, sporting and fitness projects.
The $20,000 raised by this particular event is being put towards their project to bring twelve young Fijians to Auckland for the 2017 Festival for the Future.
The Festival "is about celebrating what's possible." Young entrepreneurs, musicians, scientists and students gather together for one weekend to connect with all kinds of people, and develop their skills and ideas for a better world. It's been described as "New Zealand's most inspiring event." More than 550 people attended in 2015, including emerging leaders from 20 Pacific nations.
"This was an amazing chance to 'give back' and make a genuine difference for some young people," explains Daniel. "Spirit of Sharing and Festival for the Future are all about improving lives and opening doors to new opportunities. I like to think that's what we do at The Career Academy too. We help our students to grow and develop, and reach their greater potential."
We're looking forward to bringing you part two of this story next year, as we hope to meet up with the young Fijians whose NZ visit we've supported.
Watch this space…
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The Career Academy sponsors something different!
Tracey Annan, Senior Tutor at The Career Academy and her husband Mike are keen motorists so we decided to support them at Woodhill 1000. This is a National event comprising a 1,000km forest endure through the forest. The Career Academy sponsored the entry fee, petrol charge and signage for vehicle.