Jarjum Preschool to receive $350,000 in funding
JARJUM Aboriginal Preschool will receive $350,000 in Federal funding for its literacy and numeracy programmes, Page MP Kevin Hogan has announced.
"This is great news for Jarjum, its students and parents, and will help Close the Gap between our Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities," Mr Hogan said.
The Preschool was concerned that it would miss out on the additional funding for the next two-and-a-half years following the introduction of the Federal Government Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS), and raised their concerns with Mr Hogan.
"Jarjum provides a crucial service to our Indigenous children. I will always fight for the best outcomes for all our community. I may not always win, but I will always go into bat for what is right for our community," Mr Hogan said.
"I even took the opportunity to take the Assistant health minister Fiona Nash to Jarjum during her recent visit to Lismore to see firsthand the wonderful programme the pre-school delivers for our children."
Jarjum Preschool provides a food and transport program as well as a screening program which links in with other services to ensure children don't get left behind.