HIF champions Indigenous youth through new partnership with Binar Futures

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We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Binar Futures – a not-for-profit sport, education and leadership organisation supporting Indigenous youth in Western Australia.

The three-year partnership will see HIF provide funding support for Binar’s sporting teams and homework classes while HIF employees will be invited to participate in a variety of volunteering opportunities.

HIF Chief Marketing Leader Liz Lefort said the partnership reflected the insurer’s commitment to supporting causes that are important to its members and aligned with its Reconciliation Action Plan journey.

“Binar Futures embodies a brand and culture that values community, family and connection to culture, an ethos which is mirrored at HIF,” Ms Lefort said. “We also feel the partnership will help us, as an organisation committed to its Reconciliation Action Plan, create an even more inclusive and culturally-aware workplace.”

Binar Futures was founded by Midland businessman Adam Desmond in 2011 when he supported a local basketball team of six Indigenous youths. It has grown to now support more than 1400 young people across Perth in sporting pursuits, education opportunities, leadership training, employment and cultural awareness.

Mr Desmond said Binar had become a support system and extended family to everyone involved in the organisation.

“I am extremely pleased to now be welcoming HIF to our family and thank them sincerely for support our efforts to empower Indigenous youth,” Mr Desmond said. “This partnership will allow Binar Futures to continue to grow and support young people in need. It will also lead to valuable cultural learnings for HIF staff.”

Binar Futures Chairman Andrew Vlahov said the partnership would provide opportunities for the two organisations to work together to build positive futures for Indigenous youth.

“The partnership is reflective of our intent to make a difference for all involved and will help facilitate a better understanding about how our community can walk together in achieving better reconciliation outcomes,” Mr Vlahov said.

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