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Aim for the Stars Scholarship Winner: Nipuni Wijewickrema

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Nipuni Wijewickrema is a 2017 Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Scholarship winner. The Aim for the Stars foundation focuses on empowering, supporting, and backing incredible young women, and the support given has been invaluable. Nip answers a few questions about dreams, commitment, and challenges that a young woman might face today. Read more about Nip’s answers at Aimforthestars

One Flower at a Time

GG’s Flowers stars in a short documentary produced by videographer Callum. Focusing on Nipuni Wijewickrema, we follow the beginnings of GG’s Flowers and the inspiration for starting the business and what followed next. With a message to look after and protect vulnerable people within the community Nip emphasises the importance of equipping people with skills [...]

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How to change the world, one flower at a time

Foundation for Young Australians meets with Nipuni Wijewickrema to talk about GG’s Flowers and the inspirations for starting a social enterprise Canberra florist that gives meaningful employment to those with special needs. Right as the Unleashed Festival’s Speaker series starts, Nip takes part in Australia’s largest social change festival as part of the speaker lineup [...]

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'The Better Bunch’ SBS The Feed presents the Wijewickrema family

The Wijewickrema’s always wanted their own TV Show. ‘The Better Bunch’ by SBS Viceland presents the Wijewickrema family, who established GG’s Flowers with the sole purpose of hiring those with special needs.The Wijewickrema family show how family love and support took the business that was made for Gayana- a young girl with Down Syndrome, and [...]

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Bucking the trends #17 – GG’s Flowers

The Australia Post Regional Pitchfest was an opportunity for Nipuni Wijewickrema to share GG’s Flowers to a live audience and to an expert panel. This proved to be successful as the GG’s Flowers story stole the show and the team took home first prize as well as the audience choice. As lucky and grateful as [...]

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