A charitable approach – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.


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Crêpes for Change is Australia’s first non-profit crêpe food truck. The Melbourne-based social enterprise is the work of brothers Dan and Liam Poole and exists to help eliminate youth homelessness in Australia. We spoke to its founder Dan to learn more.

Read more here.


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British charity workers are hoping to reach families left stricken in remote areas following Ecuador's strongest earthquake in nearly four decades.

A team from the Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox has been sent to South America to help the international aid effort as the country reels from the 7.8-magnitude quake.

Read more here.


Three-day working week 'optimal for over-40s'

Workers aged over 40 perform at their best if they work three days a week, according to economic researchers.

Their research analysed the work habits and brain test results of about 3,000 men and 3,500 women aged over 40 in Australia.

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Australia, we need to talk about why you hate big ideas

It is a much-honoured national pastime to shoot down different ideas (big or small) and resist even the slightest hint of change.

We might be surrounded by sea, but we are also girt by the status quo.

Read more here.


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These firefighters better be ready to put out some fires after people lay eyes on their newest calendar.

The Firefighters Calendar has become a yearly tradition in Australia and we thank the hot guy gods for it every single time a new photo emerges.

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Australian Government to launch $30 million program to teach kids to respect women from a young age

The campaign is directed at role models in kids' lives, in an effort to get them to set higher standards for what is acceptable behaviour between boys and girls.

This includes stopping parents and teachers from using excuses like "boys will be boys" or "he's just doing it because he likes you" for when boys pick on girls, as is their wont to do.

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