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The EIG team is committed to supporting our clients, staff and the communities in which we live and work. We support a number of programs and initiatives. While financial support is ongoing, we also take opportunities for our team to use their experience and skills to contribute to better community outcomes in a meaningful way.

We support

The Sumba Foundation

Sumba Foundation Indonesia (SFI) identities, plans and undertakes aid projects on the island of Sumba Indonesia. The unique feature of SFI is that donated amounts are spent directly on specific projects. The SFI projects area in West Sumba are the home of extremely impoverished and primitive substance farming communities who live in three to five hut clusters, each cluster being the home of about 50 people.
The current SFI projects include:

  • the extension and modification of prior drinking water projects;
  • malaria net distribution;
  • new and refurbished drinking water wells;
  • malnutrition and school lunch programs;
  • operation and attending malaria clinics; and
  • installing used computers to schools.

While Peter Gemell has been directly overseeing the water projects, the experience has shown that permanent key staff are required to deal with the day-to-day project issues. In response to this need, EIG has committed a fixed contribution to the salary of permanent aid staff from July 2013.
The details for Sumba Foundation are on the website.

Gondwana Choirs

For the last ten years at least, David Longmuir has been a Director of Gondwana Choirs, one of Australia’s leading arts organisations.

Gondwana Choirs provides fantastic opportunities for young Australians by training choristers, conductors and composers and performing at a professional level across the country and overseas.

One of the exciting and life changing initiatives for all involved has been the recent creation of Gondwana National Indigenous Choir or GNICC. GNICC gives talented Indigenous children from remote parts of Australia the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, take part in musical, social and cultural education and performance opportunities, and share the voice of their generation with the nation and the world. It is truly uplifting to meet them and to hear their stories.

You can get a small taste of GNICC from the following link.