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Flowers deliver success to the ACT Young Australian of the Year

Nip Wijewickrema, the 23-year-old co-owner of GG’s Florist has just picked up the ACT award for Young Australian of the year through not only the model of her existing business – which brings her 17-year-old sister, Gayana, into the mix, but also her passion for spreading a message of social inclusion and the benefits of ringing [...]

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Nipuni Wijewickrema - Young Australian Of the Year ACT Recipient

Watch Nip on ABC TV talk about being the ACT Young Australian of the Year

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When things start growing in the bathroom...

Discover how Young Australian of the Year ACT, Nip Wijewickrema, changed her sister’s life – and, as a result, her own via CityNews.

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The Australian Women's Weekly - Women of the Future compeition

Nipuni Wijewickrema was a finalist for The Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Competition in 2015. 

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Canberra Close Up: Nipuni Wijewickrema

Listen on ABC Canberra to hear the story of how 22-year-old Canberran, Nipuni Wijewickrema, is making a difference one flower at a time.

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Women of the Future finalist wins ACT Young Aussie of the Year

Nip Wijewickrema tells The Australian Women's Weekly that “In ten years I’d love to be employing hundreds of people with special needs”.

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Mother Creates A Floral Company To Give Her Daughter With Down Syndrome A Meaningful Job

A mother’s compassion is a very powerful thing. It can inspire many, especially her family. Read about Geetha Wijewickrema and how she co-founded GG's Flowers here.

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Get to know Geetha Wijewickrema

Geetha Wijewickrema, co-founder of GG's Flowers, shares her story with CIT and how the florist with a difference was born. Read about her journey with CIT, as a student and a graduate, here.

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Get to know Gayana Wijewickrema

HerCanberra asked Gayana Wijewickrema of GG's Flowers to be a special contributor and to share her journey of living a fulfilling life while working with special needs. 

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Respect Champion: Nipuni Wijewickrema

Nipuni Wijewickrema was named a Respect Champion as part of YWCA Canberra's Respect NOW Campaign. Nip has been recognised for her wonderful work with GG's Flowers which helps YWCA further their advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, and to end violence against women. 

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