There was plenty to celebrate at Multicap’s Eight Mile Plains Community Hub recently when 15 customers were awarded certificates for completing Multicap’s inaugural ASDAN educational program.
Customers participating in Multicap’s ASDAN program at locations across Queensland learnt skills ranging from kitchen safety to meal preparation, which has helped take them one step closer to a more independent life.
The ASDAN program is facilitated by Multicap’s social experience network, Avegates. The program provides meaningful educational activities and opportunities to the disadvantaged and disengaged, including people with disabilities.
Acting Programming Manager, Joe Molloy is delighted to have overseen the program with his team and Multicap’s Regional Service Managers.
“All ASDAN programs are evidence-based and support people to achieve meaningful learning outcomes,” said Joe. “These learning outcomes prepare them to go on to further education, training, or work, and empower them to take control of their lives.”
Multicap customer Marcus attends the Kuraby Community Hub and learnt to make a variety of delicious meals thanks to the ASDAN program.
“I feel very proud of myself, and Multicap. Joe from Avegates is also very proud of me,” said Marcus.
All 15 customers receiving a certificate beamed with pride at the certificate ceremony, with some explaining it was an achievement they never thought possible for themselves.
Customer Rory shared that he loved the opportunity to get in the kitchen with his dad, who is a chef.
“I taught my father how to cook lasagne and he said ‘Good job man – well done!,” said Rory.
Due to the success of this first ASDAN program, the Avegates team are hopeful that future iterations are on the horizon.
“We would like to introduce more of these innovative and evidence-based programs at our hubs to help our customers become independent, and expand both their confidence and capacity,” said Joe.
For more information about Avegates or the ASDAN program, please contact our team on 1300 135 886.
Image Caption: Multicap customer Marcus receives his ASDAN certificate from Multicap Group Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Jessop