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Thirteen city organizations receive funds for youth development holiday programs
2/07/1999 6:55 PM
Family and Children’s Services Minister Rhonda Parker today announced that 13 metropolitan organisations have received funds to run youth development holiday programs this month.
“These programs provide activities during school holidays for young people in high school years 8-12,” Mrs Parker said.
“Youth development holiday programs give young people an opportunity to participate in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to build confidence, increase self-esteem and enhance social, teamwork and leadership skills.
“Young people will be able to participate in activities such as abseiling, camping, bush walking, rock-climbing, arts and crafts, theatre workshops and a variety of sports and team games.
“These activities will provide young people with challenges and many new experiences. It will give them a break from their normal environment and provide them with the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.”
Mrs Parker said the funding demonstrated the Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting young people and their families.
The following organisations have received funding:
City of Melville
- $1,000 for a four-day holiday program for young people aged 12-17 years from the City of Melville. Young people will be able to participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities including adventure caving, trips to the movies, ten pin bowling and arts and crafts. Centre-based activities will be conducted at the Leeming and Southern Districts Recreation Centre.
Kulcha Multicultural Arts of Western Australia
- $2,000 for 10 three-hour drama workshops for multicultural youth aged 12-18 years and young people residing South of the River. The workshops will instruct participants on street theatre techniques and styles, voice and body expression, group dynamics and audience interaction. The workshops will be conducted at the Kulcha Multicultural Arts of Western Australia premises and culminate in a public street performance on South Terrace, Fremantle.
- $2,000 for a holiday program for young people aged 13-16 years from the City of Rockingham. Young people will be provided with a range of centre-based activities at the Warnbro YMCA and excursions to Rockingham, Fremantle and Perth to participate in activities such as ice-skating, roller-blading and visits to the movies, Q-Zar, Timezone and Rottnest Island.
Anglican Health and Welfare Services Inc - Step One
- $1,800 for an eight-day holiday program for young people aged 12-18 years who frequent inner city Perth. Activities will be delivered from various locations and include go-karting, football, surf-katting, horseriding, ten pin bowling and visits to the movies.
Hamersley Community Centre
- $1,400 for a five-day ‘Out and About’ program for young people aged 12-16 years from Hamersley. Activities will be delivered from various locations and include go-karting, rock-climbing, horseriding, sailing and visits to Timezone.
Shire of Wanneroo Youth Service
- $1,800 for a 10-day holiday program for young people aged 12-18 years from the Clarkson, Merriwa and Yanchep area. The program will provide participants with a range of physically and mentally challenging activities such as sporting games, surfing, skateboarding and rock-climbing.
North East Regional Youth Council, Midland
- $1,050 for a four-day camp for predominantly Aboriginal and disadvantaged young people aged 14-17 years from the Midland area. The camp will be situated at the Big Valley Camp Site in Margaret River and activities will include caving, abseiling, fishing, an Aboriginal cultural tour, beach exercises, cooking and lifestyle group discussions.
Karawara Community Project Inc
- $2,000 for a 10-day holiday program for predominantly Aboriginal young people aged 12-16 years from Karawara, Bentley and surrounding suburbs. Participants will be provided with a range of activities including indoor sports, arts and crafts, a country camp and video/sound production lessons. The program will be conducted at the Karawara Community Centre, Revolver Sound Studio, the Overhang and Rollerama.
Armadale/Gosnells and Districts Youth Resources Inc
- $2,000 for a 10-day holiday program for young people aged 12-18 years from Armadale and surrounding areas. The program will be based at the Youth Resource Centre in Armadale. Activities will include team sports, mural painting, leatherwork, music workshops, horseriding, day hikes, abseiling, caving, go-karting, cycling, bushwalking and visits to the beach and waterslides.
City of Gosnells
- $1,000 for a seven-day holiday program for young peopled aged 12-17 years from Gosnells and surrounding suburbs. Participants will be provided with a range of outdoor educational and adventure opportunities aimed at developing social and physical skills and improving self-esteem. The program will be conducted at various locations throughout the metropolitan area including the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp, Darlington Camp, Jandakot, Leisure World and the beach.
Bassendean Youth Service
- $750 for a three-day camp for disadvantaged young people aged 12-18 years residing between Ashfield and Midland. The camp will be based at Walyunga National Park and young people will be able to participate in trekking, orienteering and other camping activities.
Balga Detached Youth Work Project
- $1,900 for a four-day holiday program for young people aged 12-18 years, predominantly from the Mirrabooka area, who have recently arrived in Australia as refugees or on humanitarian grounds. Young people will be able to participate in a range of activities including indoor rock-climbing, archery, jungle gym and go-karting. Activities will be conducted at Jolimont, Subiaco, Joondalup and North Perth.
Lesmurdie Baptist Church
- $1,300 for a four-day adventure camp for young people in school years 9-11 from Lesmurdie and Kalamunda. The camp will be based at the Big Valley Camp Site at Margaret River and activities will include abseiling, caving, rock-climbing and hiking.
For details of individual recipients please contact Liz Di Giovanni on 9222 2833.
Media contact: Owen Cole 9481 7810