by Jared Ipsen l Comms Coordinator
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The final touches on the Design Box have been finished, and on Monday, we opened our doors for the first time for the youth of Hawke’s Bay.
The new Design Box, located on Lee Road in Taradale, is focussed on offering pathways to employment in ‘new tech’ areas, including graphic design, web design and photography.
Youth will be taught industry skills and gain valuable work experience, with Design Box operating fully functional social enterprise, offering clients advertising and comms advice from the young people that have been trained through the project.
A massive thank you to all those who helped this to happen:
- Linda Wilson – Our Zeal funding guru
- Natasha & Jess – Awesome Napier City Council support
- Napier City Council – Financial support
- COGS Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga – Funding
- Frimley Foundation – Funding
- Gwen Malden – Funding
- James & Ahna Brownlee – Podlife
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“One-third of Napier young people reside in the Taradale / Greenmeadows area,” says Mark Wilson, Zeal HB’s general manager. “In this location, we can make sure the Design Box reaches those youth that would benefit the most.”