Youth Programmes
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Support for Children and Youth

Support for BackTrack Youth Works, Armidale, NSW.  We are currently provide funding to three young men and women which enables their participation in a program specifically designed for rural youth who have a poor academic record, high suspension from school rate, high truancy rate or have behavioural problems.  We have been providing financial support to this program since April, 2013. 


HEAR OUR HEART EAR BUS PROJECT, DUBBO - NSW.  In July 2018 we have committed $750,000 over 5 years to the Hear Our Heart Ear Bus Project operating in the Orana region of NSW.  Otitis Media has been identified as an ongoing, serious condition that if left untreated will result in significant hearing disability.  Early identification and medical intervention coupled with education of children, teachers, parents, carers on prevention strategies is key to minimising the number of children that will be affected by hearing impairment.    The Hear Our Heart Ear Bus Project provides free hearing screening and testing in early childcare centres, primary and secondary schools in Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, Gilgandra, Trangie, Warren and Nyngan.  Should an issue be identified the child is referred for clinical assessment/diagnostic intervention, and if appropriate educational support.  Our funding will allow the Hear Our Heart Ear Bus Project to continue, and also to increase their service reach within the Orana region.