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Get Involved

There are many ways that you can become involved with 9minds!

Create Like A Child

9minds offers opportunities for big and little kids to engage in projects that develop creativity, as a platform to empower new perspectives. These opportunities focus on performance, visual and audio art, and writing.  If you would like to share an idea for a creative partnership and discuss what we can do, please email 


Tailored packages for 9minds’ projects offering unique sponsor benefits are planned.  Details to follow.

Charity Donations

Profits from 9minds projects raise money for charities that benefit children and young people in Australia and abroad.  

In 2020 9minds is proud to support the One Girl charity.  


One Girl harnesses the power of education to drive change for girls and their communities. 

Profits from the sale of Brave Adventures, Little Girl, 9minds Director Iresha Herath’s first book for children, and the social enterprise shop Kids Like Me will be donated to One Girl.

9minds’ first donation to One Girl from Brave Adventures, Little Girl sales will provide vocational and life skills training for a One Girl scholar for an entire year.

Kids Like Me

9minds is proud to support its first social enterprise started by a kid, Kids Like Me.

With the goal of raising $2,500 by New Year’s Eve 2020, Anika will soon be selling t-shirts she designed to raise money for charity One Girl.

In a difficult year for so many people around the world, 12-year-old Anika has been thinking a lot about what her privilege means.  Having acted in TV commercials since she was 7-years-old, she also understands the power of the media in enterprise.  

After a school project in 2019 that encouraged students to create their own businesses with items they designed, Anika decided to start her own social enterprise.

Showcasing her love of creativity, she will launch Kids Like Me in September 2020, a not for profit business supporting local charities with items designed by and to support young people.

This year, Kids Like Me has chosen to support charity One Girl, whose aim is to support the education of girls around the world. 

Anika’s first product is a t-shirt valued at $24.95 which features her own design and the Japanese saying, “Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight”, which speaks to the importance of resilience in kids, particularly in a challenging year. All profits from sales are going to charity.

One Girl’s Rosanna Drew said, “We are so grateful to see young people like Anika motivated to see real change in the world.

A pupil at a prestigious Melbourne school, Anika was inspired to think about what she could do to make a difference in 2020, after seeing the impact of bushfires in Australia and the pandemic the world is contending with.

We had to home school this year for the first time, and girls at my school were lucky because of the resources. Kids Like Me aims to support girls who are just like us except they don’t have the same opportunities. will be launched in September 2020.  For information, images, product and requests for interview, please contact:
Julia Ferracane, Publicist, Saint Copy PR & Communications e: p: 0424 180 420