4 September 2017
One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture,
environmental and construction services companies, GHD, is proud to
make a difference to the Riverina community with a donation of 12
laptops to the Wagga Women’s Health Centre.
The Centre is a community based non-government organisation run
by women for women. It offers a range of wellness services,
including emotional, psychological, social and physical, to the
women of Wagga Wagga and surrounding districts. It also includes
trauma and support services for women who have experienced domestic
violence or sexual assault.
According to the Centre’s Manager, Gail Meyer, the organisation
previously only had one laptop for clients. Thanks to the donation,
the Centre will now be able to add training classes to their list
of services, as well as giving women access to private computer use
and internet access.
The computers were officially presented by Ken Snell, GHD’s
Market Leader for ACT and Southern NSW, who travelled from the
company’s Canberra office.
“GHD people have been working and living in Wagga for more than
a decade. We maintain a strong commitment to community
organisations such as the Wagga Women’s Health Centre. With the
donation of laptops, many women will access new opportunities and
lasting benefit in a stable environment free of external pressures.
This is particularly important for those who do not feel safe using
public computers in libraries,” Ken says.
“We look forward to working with the Centre in the future and
remaining engaged with their important work.”
Justeen Kirk, Manager of GHD’s Riverina office, says, “As a
woman, it is nice to know that there are services available to me
should I ever need them. It is really important to feel that you
have someone you can turn to. Both Julie and Gail are both very
dedicated to the services they provide to the Wagga residents and
it is a real pleasure to be able to help them to support our
community in this positive way.”
GHD employs 12 people in the Riverina with skills in
engineering, project management and environmental science.