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Driving The Growth Of The Future Generation

There is nothing quite as important as the future and well-being of our children.

But every day, children in Australia and all around the world face perennial issues that impact their health and safety. And the decisions children have to make around relationships and health to navigate their daily life shape their future and, as a result, the future of our society.

As part of Isuzu Australia Limited’s (IAL) ongoing commitment to giving back to the community and helping to empower the next Australian generation, 2018 sees IAL celebrate yet another year in its long-standing partnership with Life Education Victoria, a community-based, independent organisation at the front line of positive and preventative drug and health education.

Supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training, Life Education is an early intervention provider that delivers Australian curriculum–aligned programs aimed to empower children to make safe and healthy lifestyle choices. These programs focus on a range of issues from learning and development, nutrition and exercise, and personal safety, to emotional well-being, healthy relationships, and drug and alcohol education.

Over the last five years, IAL has been a sponsor of Life Education Victoria, and has also donated trucks to transport the Life Education team and the mobile learning classrooms.

IAL Director and Chief Operating Officer Andrew Harbison said, “We are honoured to be a long-term partner of Life Education, which has over the decades helped millions of Australian children make better decisions and lead better lives.

“The organisation is a genuine investment in our future generations, and we are proud to give back to such an important cause.”

The donated Isuzu trucks not only enable Life Education Victoria’s team and their mascot, Healthy Harold, to travel to preschools, and primary and secondary schools—the trucks transport the organisation’s immersive mobile classrooms, fitted with tech like TAM (Transparent Anatomical Mannequin), promoting interactive learning in which education programs are conducted.

“We are delighted with Isuzu’s generous support, which is vital to our operations in terms of taking our mobile learning classrooms around Victoria,” said Andrew Bennetto, Chief Executive Officer of Life Education Victoria.

“We have 35 amazing educators that go around Victoria in these mobile learning classrooms, seeing over 150,000 children across rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria, so Isuzu’s contribution is really important to our endeavours.”

IAL National Sales Manager Les Spaltman added, “Life Education gives us an exciting opportunity to contribute to an empowering cause that shapes the next generation of Australia.”