Welcome to the second edition of Scope Global’s Engage magazine. This edition takes the form of a year in review, providing a snapshot of Scope Global and the programs and initiatives we delivered in 2016–17.
With revenue exceeding $54 million, more than 375 personnel engaged across over 50 countries and a broad mix of clients, Scope Global is a proudly South Australian business that is successfully competing in challenging and competitive markets.
This year a growing focus was connecting with our local community and pursuing new opportunities to contribute to South Australia’s social and economic development, together with that of our wider region.
At Scope Global we passionately support inclusion measures across all of the international development and education programs we deliver. This year we worked hard to remove barriers that stop equal participation by working with people with disabilities across programs such as Australia Awards South and West Asia and Australian Volunteers for International Development.
We are preparing to launch a brand new service offering that will reduce barriers to equal participation for people with disabilities and support businesses to be more inclusive.
In March, Stephen Baker commenced as Chairperson of Scope Global’s Board, bringing a breadth of experience and knowledge that complements Scope Global’s work in Australia and our region. Stephen succeeds Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd, who served on our Board from 2009 to 2017. We thank David for his many years of service.
We were thrilled to secure two new contracts in our Development Programs portfolio: Tonga Skills for Inclusive Economic Growth and Sri Lanka Skills for Inclusive Growth. Both initiatives contribute to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s priority to promote ‘skills for prosperity’ by working within local systems to enable disadvantaged men and women to become skilled workers, producers and entrepreneurs.
In Kiribati we secured the contract for the Kiribati Facility, the third phase of the Australian Government’s skills development and employment program in Kiribati that works toward developing a more capable, qualified and mobile I-Kiribati workforce.
We also secured a further term providing support services to the Australia Awards-Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. This coincided with our 10-year anniversary of providing support for Endeavour, making it one of the longest-running programs we have provided support to.
Australian Government international volunteering programs have played an important role in shaping Scope Global’s focus and ethos over the past 17 years. It has been an immense pleasure to support volunteers, host organisations and a plethora of partner organisations to contribute to development impacts around the world through international volunteering since 2000.
Enjoy this special edition of Engage. We’re proud of the work we do to enable people both near and far to positively change their world and it’s our pleasure to share this snapshot of 2016–17 with you.
Chief Executive Officer