Show Me The Way Blog

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More frunding for Bubup Wilam

Story courtesy of the Koori Mail

NEW funding of almost $850,000 will be used to expand services at the Bubup Wilam Early Learning Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Melbourne.

The organisation provides a range of services, which bring together health, housing, welfare and education support, designed to improve opportunities for children and their families. 
Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt praised Bubup Wilam, saying it was having a positive effect on health and wellbeing.

“Bubup Wilam is a place of gathering and community engagement and this funding will enable the existing proven initiatives to be boosted and consolidated to provide a joined-up approach that will make an even bigger difference in the lives of local children and their families,”
he said.

“Having all these services in one location which is trusted by the community is vital for improving Aboriginal health.”

Bubup Wilam president Tony McCartney said it was good to get recognition of the success of the organisation. 

“Bubup Wilam provides critical support for Aboriginal children and families, and access to employment and training for Aboriginal people,” he said. 

Chief executive Lisa Thorpe said the new funding through the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network means Bubup Wilam can help achieve its vision of ‘Children who are proud and have a strong Aboriginal identity as their foundation for lifelong learning, health and wellbeing’. 
“We are already seeing positive results in the lives of our families,” she said. 

Bubup Wilam means ‘Children’s Place’ in Woi Wurrung language.

Children from Bubup Wilam perform So Young with musician Dave Arden at the funding launch.

The Koori Mail is a media partner of Show Me The Way.

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