We are proud to have an established partnership with Coast Youth Family Trust (CYC) for over 8 years. They invest in educational development and refer youth who find traditional education challenging and or come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to vocational/ apprenticeship pathways. We have supported CYC by in kind donations and over the years in partnership with (CYC) has been able to support and impact the individual lives of young people.
"We are hugely grateful for the support we have received from Walter and the team at Uzin Utz South Pacific Ltd, which has enabled young people to gain vocational education, training, and employment, which they otherwise would have not been able to do"
~Josh Sandford, Director of Coast Youth Family Trust~
In addition to supporting CYC we also sponsor three children through The Children's Charity Variety who live and come from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds and the support goes towards their education and everyday necessities. Here is a recent quote from one of the parents of the children.
"I'd like to say the biggest of thanks to you and your company for being so; generous, kind for sponsoring my [child]. It has truly been the most amazing & blessed feeling ever & for that I thank you again.
I truly appreciate everything you have helped with, like new lunch box, new warm clothes & socks & shoes. Plus my [child starting] his 2019 school days off right with all his stationery & not having to miss out or stop a bill to afford it was a huge relief."
* Minor changes have been made to protect and respect the identities of everyone involved
This vital especially due to the ongoing socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and as a whole the latest analysis of the New Zealand Government Wellbeing Budget shows investing in youth for us via CYC and Variety The Children's Charity will bring enormous socio-economic short and long term benefits. Especially as New Zealand has the largest opportunity in the OECD to invest in learning and development for youth and young professionals to increase the work effectiveness and preparing them for the future of work.