Creating Social Impact
At The Academy, we like to support our communities and value ‘making a difference’. We choose charities or programs that make social change and create a benefit to the communities intended. The Academy has two categories that it likes to be involved. Local and Global.
With its origins in Wollongong and led by social entrepreneur Alfred Chidembo, Aussie Books for Zim collects new and gently used books, stationery and library furnishings and ship them to Zimbabwe to set up libraries in rural disadvantaged communities. Its objective is to improve literacy in disadvantaged communities—to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to help shape the world they live in.
DREAM BIG at Aussie Books for Zim
“Can we amplify our impact further?” To make a bigger impact and change more lives, we are launching the Dream Big campaign, raising funds to set up more libraries.