The Liberal Nationals Government has today announced a $750,000 investment into the Beenleigh Housing and Development Corporation to deliver the Jarjum Jindi Project which will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and their children.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, announced the funding while visiting Beenleigh and seeing first-hand the great work that the Family Jarjum Jindi Project is doing.
“Bert van Manen has been a champion for this wonderful project and I am so pleased to be working with Bert to partner with BHDC to make lives better for Indigenous children and families across the Beenleigh region.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, said the LNPs funding for this wonderful initiative demonstrated our commitment to improving the lives of First Australians in Forde.
“The Family Jarjum Jinndi Project will support 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, with young or school aged children, to address barriers preventing the children from participating fully in early childhood education and schooling.
“The activities to support the young people and their families will be delivered outside the school gates and deliver complementary support to increase engagement and school attendance of the young person.
“Through the IAS, we are investing in local projects across our priority areas of school attendance and education, employment and business development and community safety.
“I know the importance of local projects like this because I listen to what the communities I represent want and need to create a healthier and happier place to raise a family for everyone.
“I am proud to be supporting these vital programmes which demonstrate the Coalition Government’s commitment to working with First Australians in Forde,” Mr van Manen said today.