Twitter is committed to supporting our local community, so as part of @TwitterForGood, a global initiative which guides our corporate philanthropy in all Twitter offices, the @TwitterAU team today took part in #FridayForGood with the @VarietyAU sponsored Starting With Art Program at the @ArtGalleryofNSW.
The Australian team joined 15 students from a school in Sydney’s south for an interactive workshop for kids with special needs designed to empower children to build their self-esteem, learn more about art, have an opportunity to interact with others, encourage them to express themselves, and simply help kids be kids.
As part of the workshop, the @TwitterAU team and the students examined and discussed a number of different assemblage style sculptures - which the kids had been studying - from Australian artists. After this bit of inspiration, the kids then tried their hands at creating their own spectacular assemblage masterpieces.
@VarietyAU the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.
Today, @VarietyAU delivers over $1 million in individual and organisational equipment grants every month, filling the gaps often left by governments and other organisations. @VarietyAU is often a family’s last resort to secure equipment vital to their children’s well being.
While their work is serious, Variety never forgets the importance of having fun, and it was certainly an amazing opportunity for the @TwitterAU team to connect with a fantastic bunch of kids today! Thanks to @VarietyAU for having us and we look forward to supporting your next great event The Variety Santa Fun Run.
One of the reasons people come to work at Twitter is to make a positive difference in the world, and in order to help foster a healthy local AND global community. While many Twitter employees volunteer their time and skills throughout the year, we enjoy taking time company-wide twice a year to help strengthen our connections to the people who live and work nearby. Keep an eye of the #FridayforGood hashtag or the Twitter for Good blog to see what the team has been up to around the world.
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