PEACE Lutheran College in Kamerunga will receive $80,000 under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to better engage their ATSI senior students in educational activities.
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the Government’s investment through the IAS grant round had increased from $860 million to $1 billion, with 996 organisations to receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia.
“The increased investment through the grant round is the result of the Government honouring its commitment to provide longer funding agreements for important frontline services and ensure that any gaps that emerged as part of the round were filled as quickly as possible,” Minister Scullion said.
“This investment will help deliver on the Government’s key priorities of getting children to school and adults to work and making communities safer.”
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the $80,000 would support Peace Lutheran College to better engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students and their families.
“The College will be employing Indigenous staff who can deliver culturally-appropriate programs to the students – with the aim of increasing school attendance, and improving literacy and numeracy.
“The College will also use creative activities such as media production and hip hop to get the ATSI students more engaged in their education.”