Neuron Mobility and Killara Foundation Celebrate NAIDOC Week and Provide Free E-scooter Passes for Killara Program Participants
This NAIDOC Week, Australia’s leading e-scooter operator Neuron Mobility and Aborigional not-for-profit organisation Killara Foundation will celebrate Australian First Nations cultures at an e-scooter workshop for Killara staff and program participants in Melbourne.
To support the Killara Foundation Neuron will be 50 providing program participants and staff with unlimited, free Neuron rides in Melbourne. By providing access to e-scooters the company hopes to increase employment opportunities and outcomes for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the program. The e-scooter passes will allow participants to have sustainable, convenient, and free transport that is easily accessible, to get to job interviews, workplaces and mentorship sessions.
To ensure program participants are ready to ride e-scooters safely, Neuron will be running a face-to-face ScootSafe workshop. The event will also celebrate Aboriginal First Nations cultures with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Through their ongoing partnership with non-profit organisation Killara Foundation, the company aims to help remove employment barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, by providing access to transport, and career pathways within the company. The Killara Foundation has been at the heart of creating sustainable employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia since 2019.
Richard Hannah, Head of ANZ, Neuron Mobility said: “We are delighted to celebrate NAIDOC Week with our partner the Killara Foundation, we share many common values, and the joint initiatives we have planned support Neuron’s reconciliation journey.
As a company, we are already investing in meaningful partnerships that provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and we look forward to helping Killara’s program participants find and maintain employment. We hope by giving them access to Neuron e-scooters they will be able to easily travel to prospective job interviews and places of work.”
Kyle Vander Kuyp, CEO, Killara Foundation, said: “It is important for companies to recognise and celebrate the culture of First Nations peoples so they can have a truly meaningful impact on reconciliation. On top of the many other initiatives we are working on with Neuron, providing access to transportation will help our team be more effective in their jobs as well as give our clients an accessible and sustainable transport option for their travel needs around the city.
Mitch Brown, Director, Strategy, Killara Foundation, said: “Our proud partnership and more importantly our genuine friendship with Neuron Mobility will pave the way for a safer cultural environment for not only Neuron, but to inspire other organisations around Australia and the world to do more to meaningfully recognise their nation’s Indigenous peoples, so that one day all of us will have the equal chance to achieve great things.”
The NAIDOC Week event complements a series of initiatives Neuron and Killara have in place that recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes cultural sensitivity training for Neuron employees and support for Killara Foundation’s Year 13 Program focusing on Road Safety. Killara also continues to support Neuron towards fulfilling the actions outlined in its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Neuron is the first and only micromobility organisation in Australia to have a RAP formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.