NSI and the community
Our community engagement
Part of our mission is to enhance the economic growth and wellbeing of our community. We engage in community projects and partnerships with many local cultural, sporting, business and networking organisations.
Below are some examples of NSI’s community engagement.
- The Marine and Coastal Conservation for Harbour Keepers and Coast Keepers course developed in consultation with the National Parks Association for their volunteers. Successful course participants gain valuable conservation training and a formal TAFE NSW qualification.
- The award-winning Indigenous Tourism Cultural Program, delivered in partnership with NSW National Parks and Wildlife focuses on the development of cultural interpretation skills for Aboriginal students, ensuring the cultural authenticity of tourism products in and around NSW parks and providing employment and business development opportunities for Aboriginal communities.
- NSI has collaborated with Warringah Council to develop 'Green with ENVe', an interactive online learning program designed to engage staff in sustainable work practices by helping them to understand what sustainability means and to apply the principles in the workplace. The program has since won several environmental training awards and is now available to all councils, and other organisations, across NSW.
- In consultation with Sydney Water representatives, NSI is now developing a training program for field assessors involved in the 'Love Your Garden' initiative. Their role will be to educate Sydney home-owners on ways to reduce irrigation water usage levels.
- Our Tibetan mentoring program has assisted over 60 Tibetans to settle into life in Australia. The Tibetan mentoring and language teacher, Dorjee Dadul, was awarded the international award of The Unsung Heroes of Compassion by his holiness, the Dalai Lama.
- NSI also joins with local sporting and other associations such as surf life saving and netball to offer scholarships to individuals who make a strong contribution through their sporting excellence or exemplary work as volunteers.
If you would like to discuss your community project ideas, please contact us.