FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY LANGUAGE CLASSES IN RIVERSTONE ELECTORATE

Written on the 9 October 2017 by Kevin Conolly

Community-run language classes will share in more than $4.5 million in state-wide funding from the NSW Government.

The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and operate non-English language classes in the local area.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP welcomed the funding, saying it will support language diversity in the local community.

Classes are run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds to maintain their heritage languages.

The following list of organisations either located or operating classes within the Riverstone electorate shared in $197,000 of funding to support the operation of these community language lessons.

ORGANISATION GRANT  LOCATION OF LOCAL CLASSES

Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc $49,461 Quakers Hill HS
Australian Hindu Multicultural Association Inc $4,933 Quakers Hill HS
Central Council of Croatian Ethnic Schools of NSW Inc $17,915 Australian Croatian Club Braca Radic
Australian Sikh Association Inc $61,015 Australian Sikh Association Temple
Sikh Khalsa Mission Inc $3,505 Glendenning PS
Looyce Armenian School Inc $4,413 St John Paul II Catholic College
Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc $26,093 The Ponds HS
St Andrew Bogolubsky Russian Ethnic School Inc $4,154 Hambledon PS
Sabdamala - Nepalese Language School Inc $19,862 The Ponds HS
Sanare Church Inc $5,712 The Ponds HS

"I'm proud to support our community language schools and the work of their dedicated volunteers," said Mr Conolly.

"The learning of a mother tongue opens the door to centuries of culture, history and wisdom. This is a great gift to give a young person growing up in Australia and equips them to make an even greater contribution to this country in the years to come."


Author: Kevin Conolly

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