Greater Shepparton’s Lighthouse Project — which is aiming to tackle major social issues head-on, including early childhood development and educational underperformance — will partner with a major national initiative launched in Sydney yesterday.May 1, 2014 2:56am
Opportunity Child, a collaboration between the ten20 Foundation and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, will take a grassroots approach to reducing early childhood vulnerability in 20 Australian metropolitan and country communities during the next 10 years.
‘‘Opportunity Child is a game changer to drive the accountability required for whole communities, including business and philanthropy, to work together for common goals focused on children achieving their potential,’’ ten20 Foundation chief executive Seri Renkin said.
One in six Australian children are at risk of neglect and abuse, and one in four are not ready to start school because of poor living and developmental environments.
Adam Furphy, chairman of the steering committee of the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project, said the organisations had the same goal of a whole of community approach to tacking disadvantage.
‘‘We will seek to utilise their experiences in other parts of the country to see what we can implement and it will work the other way as well,’’ he said.
Organisers of the Challenge Shepparton triathlon will donate half the entry fees from entrants in the ‘community team challenge’ to the Community Fund Goulburn Valley.
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ROCHESTER went sugar free for the day on Thursday for National Diabetes Week, with the inaugural Great Sugar Free Bake Off.
Elle Groves will achieve a remarkable milestone this week, in what is already a remarkable A grade netball career with Kyabram, when she steps onto the court on Saturday for her 100th game.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
ONCE in a while some people are lucky enough to stumble across their destiny.
Moira Shire welcomed 25 new citizens on Thursday as people from across the world chose to make Australia their home.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
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