Edith Cowan University partnership
For three years beginning in 2016, The Good Foundation brought Jamie's Ministry of Food program to the people of Western Australian in partnership with Edith Cowan University, working together to achieve health and wellbeing outcomes for local communities. The kitchen classroom on wheels officially opened for cooking classes at the Joondalup ECU campus at the end of March 2016 and has made its way to all the other ECU campuses in WA.
Both the Good Foundation and ECU strongly believe that education is the key to growth, change and improvement in society. The partnership with ECU has ensured that the Good Foundation has continued on its journey of empowering and inspiring people through food education and teaching basic cooking skills. With its three campuses throughout Western Australia, ECU has strong relationships with its local communities. During our partnership, ECU was committed to building its connections with communities by inviting the community on to campus and created an environment for community to be engaged with the university.
Giving back to the community was a strong focus for delivery of the Jamie's Ministry of Food program, with a focus on disadvantaged communities and aboriginal and Torres straits islanders.
Jamie's Ministry of Food has worked with ECU to visit various communities across Western Australia including tailoring a program for delivery in Aboriginal communities. As a world class education institution, ECU provides excellent pathways for students that are focussed on health and well-being and the Good Foundation has appreciated providing meaningful hands-on experience for ECU interns under the partnership agreement.
"ECU is supporting this program because we believe in making our communities healthier, more sustainable and prosperous. We are also excited about the industry experience and research opportunities this partnership offers our students and staff,"
- ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman.
Next Western Australian Location Hosted with Edith Cowan University:
Jamie's Ministry of Food West Australian mobile kitchen is heading to Mount Lawley for the first time. The program is delivered by The Good Foundation and supported by Edith Cowan University as part of a three year partnership which provides funding to support the delivery of the program throughout Western Australia.
Courses Run: Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Tuesday 14th November 2017