Challenge 2000’s James van Schie was presented with a Vodafone World of Difference Gem Award at Parliament House on Tuesday 23 November. The award was presented by the Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Social Development, Employment, and Youth Affairs.
The Gem award will pay James’ salary for a period of 3 months. During this time, James hopes to develop and implement a fundraising plan that secures Challenge’s long term sustainability.
James is pretty excited about the opportunity. “I am really looking forward to this project. Challenge offers a unique and critical service to young people and their families and I am chuffed to be able to help this continue.”
If you encounter James any time soon don’t be surprised or offended if he talks to you about a donation.
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