Konjo Mama has a strong educational focus and Caroline and Dean are both teachers, working with a range of students and multicultural communities in Victoria. We support learning through real life experiences that reach far beyond the classroom.
Konjo Mama has actively supported the building of a school in a remote area of Ethiopia with Friends of the Hudad, a small Melbourne-based NGO, through fund-raising activities and hands-on building trips to Ethiopia.
Pictured here are four of the extended Konjo Mama family during a 2017 construction expedition, together with other Friends of the Hudad volunteers and locals.
Konjo Mama delivers food education and practical cooking experiences for young people aiming to reduce food insecurity, break barriers, grow knowledge and skills and uphold dignity. During 2021 Konjo Mama worked with Bendigo FoodShare (www.bendigofoodshare.org.au) and SmartMeals Australia to facilitate the production of over 1200 meals for people in need, whilst supporting young people to help others in their own communities and beyond.
Other social enterprise activities include business mentoring for migrant and refugee women through Migrant Women in Business (www.mwib.com.au), cooking demonstrations and working with young entrepreneurs to support charitable causes.