Being Socially Responsible means behaving ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Striving for Social Responsibility helps individuals, organisations and governments have a positive impact on our society.
Social Responsibility begins with each person taking responsibility for our own behaviours and choices, then extends to our local and global communities.
Our Little People
At GC Child Care Centres we work with parents to instil core values in our children laying basic foundations that will lead to them making ethical choices that benefit our environment as they get older. Some of our simple teachings include water conservation, sustainable gardening, minimising electricity, recycling and reducing refuge. Our children actively engage in these practices and take home the knowledge, sharing the benefits with their family.
Helping Our Local Community
We part of a community creates a sense of belonging, brings people together and enriches our lives. Teaching our children about facets of our Australian community shows them how we can all play a part in improving our home town, state and country. It helps create a sense of home, familiarity, and security and it fosters stewardship and responsibility. It also helps children recognise and respect cultural diversity.
As part of our Bush Kindy Explorers program our children learn about preserving our native flora and fauna while working together in groups building respect for our environment and other people.
Our Centres also work with various local charities throughout the year and support Rosies with ongoing collections of food staples for their On The Street program. Sharing in this way fosters a new level of compassion in the children and our families all enjoy giving what they can to help others.
We are very proud to be involved with Australians For Cambodia, a charity formed by Queensland families that provides food, shelter and other assistance to Cambodians predominantly in Seam Reap. Their philosophy is ‘Opportunities, Equity and Independence through Education’ and their main focus is providing education and vocational training to young Cambodians to give them access to fairer, safer employment.
Our Centres host regular fundraisers for the charity and raise in excess of $5000 per year. This covers the cost of teachers and resources to help approximately 50 children and young adults.
One of the foundations of good citizenship is personal responsibility and GC Child Care Centres seeks to create an environment in which students learn to take responsibility for their actions. This then has an amazing, positive flow-on effect from a personal to global level.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt