Courage to Care celebrates 30 years of promoting human rights

Courage to Care is a grassroots human rights organisation that provides education to students and people across Victoria about racism and discrimination, and how to be a force for good.

Over the years, Courage to Care reached over 150,000 students right across Victoria, as well as thousands of adults with their programs. They share the stories of ‘upstanders’, people who risked their lives to save others, often complete strangers, in conflicts such as WWII and the Holocaust, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Syria and many others. Courage to Care uses those examples to show that we all have a role to play in upholding human rights and standing up for what’s right, and that every individual CAN make a difference.

The Victorian government recently announced a significant funding boost of $2 million over 4 years to enable Courage to Care to expand even further their reach and educational activities.

The Gandel family has been supporting Courage to Care for many years and in many ways, with direct grant funding for their core programs and support to convert their exhibition into a fully digital experience, as well as advice and capacity building support to strengthen their overall operations.

The founders of Gandel Foundation, John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel AC, joined Courage to Care CEO Mike Zervos (pictured on the left) for the celebrations that were held in May 2022 – and wished Courage to Care all the best for the next 30 years!!!