Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Lotterywest invest in valuable life skills for youth

    20/05/2008 12:00 AM
     

    Youth in Rockingham and Kwinana are set to improve their communication, leadership and social skills thanks to a Lotterywest grant.

     

    Government Enterprises Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich today announced that Bridging the Gap Inc had received $183,000 for the ‘Global Youth Motiv8’ project.

     

    In announcing the Lotterywest grant, Ms Ravlich congratulated Bridging the Gap in developing an innovative approach to improving the life skills of young people.

     

    “More than 50 young people who are disadvantaged through social, financial or personal troubles will benefit from the opportunity to participate in community service and leadership activities,” she said.

     

    Conducted over three years, the project will provide personal challenges through adventure activities, work experience, volunteering and the participation in a community project.

     

    “The fantastic range of activities offered will undoubtedly motivate and increase the confidence of these young people as well as improve their interpersonal and social skills,” the Minister said.

     

    “Global Youth Motiv8 is an excellent project that will boost the range of employment, training and personal development services currently provided by the organisation.”

     

    The total cost of the project is $566,000 with the Lotterywest grant to be used for marketing, equipment and evaluation costs and the co-ordinator’s salary. 

     

    Bridging the Gap will be contributing the balance of $383,000.

     

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