Work with No Barriers

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In 2018 Tailrace Cafe is offering a Work with No Barriers Program.

Who is it for?
It is for young people who are experiencing barriers to employment.



Youth who experience the following barriers are eligible to apply for our program:

  • Language and culture
  • Disabilities and health issues
  • Life barriers
  • Learning difficulties

Through our program we aim to give youth skills in front of house and cooking that will enable them to find employment.

$21,473 is needed

Unconquered: Bringing Empowerment through Sanitary Pads

It’s not every day we can make the world a better place but today is the day. Lets address the taboo subject of periods for the sake of womens dignity.
Through Empower Aid we are enabling girls in South Asia through a Sanitary Pad.
Only 12% of India’s 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins.
Over 88% of women resort to shocking alternatives like unsanitised cloth, ashes and husk sand.
Incidents of Reproductive Tract Infection (RTI) is 70% more common among these women and inadequate menstrual protection makes adolescent girls (age group 12-18 years) miss 5 days of school in a month (50 days a year). Around 23% of these girls actually drop out of school after they started menstruating.”
The biggest barrier to using a sanitary napkin is affordability. Around 70% of women in India say their family can’t afford to buy them. Times of India
Because we believe all girls would have a right to education. No girl should be uneducated because she misses school 5 days a month simply because she has no access to a sanitary pad.
Imagine the difference this would make to their life?
Young women, tomorrow’s generation being able to answer the dream in their heart. To create, to be, to go further than maybe what has been offered to them in their family home.
We also believe that women have the right to be healthy, energised and creative. Women can’t be these things if they can’t access safe menstruation practices.
How are we going to #Pressforprogress?
We are going to resource an amazing team of women who will build a sanitary pad factory in South Asia.
(So excited…step 1 to women being empowered)
Our $$$ will empower women:
· With sewing skills to create sanitary pads;
· To provide education around menstruation;
· To access public toilets that are safe and accessible.
We can release so many children who are dreaming and imagining just like any other child. They have different coloured skin and live in a different country but they, at this moment, they are no different to our children however, very soon they will be different to us simply because they can’t access a sanitary pad.
We can help keep their little dreams alive, their giftedness alive, their sacred purpose alive by funding a vision that empowers and brings dignity.
Raised of the $40,000 needed. We need $13,100 to complete the project


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Cap turns 1The Tailrace Centre operates a CAP DEBT Centre.

This service is  free to the local community.  It is embedded in community.  Our workers visit families in homes and provide a wholistic approach to helping people become debt free.



The Debt Centre has only been in operation for 1 year and we have seen:

Let me tell you some amazing facts about the first year of this service:

  • 5  families are on their way to being DEBT FREE
  • 2 families have become DEBT FREE
  • 7 families about to sign their way to being DEBT FREE
  • 10 support workers have been recruited and trained
  • 20 volunteers recruited to assist with home care.
  • Partnered with 6 organizations to bring freedom to families.

All of this with only 1 staff member who volunteered 2 days a week to get this service off the ground.

6500 raised
$20,000 will be needed for long term sustainability.

Paying It Forward

Our Cafe supports these projects.

  • Syria – we support World Vision in its humanitarian work to Syria.
  • Be Her Freedom – funds are sent to A21 Campaign which actively seeks to set people free from the slavery.
  • Work with No Barriers Program
By purchasing a meal at Tailrace Cafe.
Every time you purchase a meal you get to drop a coffee bean into a jar representing your project choice.

Raised this year.

Other Giving

At Tailrace there is so much we do we can’t put it all on one page.  But other money goes towards supporting youth and children through programs in schools, youth camps and weekly pastoral and chaplaincy care.

We provide pastoral and chaplaincy support to our local community.

We also contribute to numerous programs in South Asia – building of community centres; teaching women sustainable business; raising of leaders.

The figure below indicates the total donated income to date.  This includes the above projects.

Total donations for 2018: $191,609