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.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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