Chedid Property - Your home in real estate - Real estate agency Mosman | Giving back – KYUP! Project
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One in three Australian women has experienced physical violence, since the age of 15. (ABS Personal Safety Survey 2012)
We want to help change that.

In every walk of life, each one of us has been given the opportunity to help another and make a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it’s giving someone a hot meal and a place to sleep, a simple donation, standing up for what is right or listening and chatting to someone in need of a heartfelt and meaningful conversation. The only way for us to move forward together is to keep on looking back, and pulling up as many people as we can.

This is why Chedid Property has started the Open Door Initiative, our way of giving back to the community and helping others.

Each year we will select a foundation to support by donating $1,000 from every sale done in that year, helping to share their message and hosting events that will make an impact in the community.

In 2018, we have selected KYUP! Project, powered by the amazing Mel Thomas, that is about raising awareness of violence against women and children and empowering them to recognise a bad situation. We thank you in advance for your support and are looking forward to seeing all the great things KYUP! Project achieves in 2018.

Charlie Chedid-Chedid Property-Signature

Charlie Chedid | Managing Director

About KYUP! Project
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As Australia comes together to try and address our current epidemic of domestic violence, one woman is using her own experience to help empower young people to find their voice and learn about positive relationships.

Mel Thomas is a writer, speaker, media commentator, mother of two girls and black belt with more than 15 years martial arts experience in Hapkido, the Korean art of self-defence.

In 2013, Mel was awarded a scholarship with the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation and founded the KYUP! Project in response to a wave of child-on-child assaults and family violence reports in her local area.

What is KYUP! Project

Pronounced KEY-UP! the funny sounding little Korean word is in fact, a power shout used in martial arts to channel courage and a warrior spirit. Can you imagine all the fierce yelling you hear in a martial arts class and movie? Well, that’s the sound of KYUP!

KYUP! Project believe every young person has a fighting spirit. Just like you don’t need to be a lifesaver to be safe on the beach you don’t need to be a ninja to be safe in relationships and on the street.

Their mission is to empower the next generation to raise their standards and to value and champion their safety and wellbeing.

KYUP! Project is a series of school and community-based programs tackling the big uncomfortable issues surrounding bullying, gender equality, domestic violence and consent.

They transform young lives and inspire intergenerational change to break the cycle of violence.

How does KYUP! Project work

More than 10,000 students and young women have participated in KYUP! programs since 2013. These programs are designed to equip young people with the skills to deal with situations that don’t feel right. Students learn about intuition, awareness and the power of their voice – she can turn around negative self-talk, speak out for herself and others and shout out in self-protection.

Regional KYUP! for Indigenous and At Risk Girls

Indigenous girls and women face violence at five times the rate of non-Indigenous women in NSW and more than 11 times the rate in South Australia. Did you know you’re 80 times more likely to be hospitalised for assault if you are a young indigenous woman in the Northern Territory?

How will your support help KYUP! Project?

With the sponsorship of Chedid Property and contributions of their clients, KYUP! Project Founder Mel Thomas will deliver specialist self worth and self protection skills to the local communities of Taree and Byron Bay in 2018-2019.

Our donation goes directly to the empowerment of more than 500 teen girls in local State High schools as well as at-risk, indigenous youth in partnership with local community organisations and services.

“Go as long as you can… and then take another step.