The Goodwood Community Centre has received a new picnic table thanks to some help from Bunnings Warehouse Glenorchy and a program for young people at risk of disengaging from education.
Project Booyah participants recently attended two workshops at Bunnings Glenorchy to learn how to build the picnic table, with Bunnings donating all materials as well as providing lunch and a goody bag to participants at the end of the project.
Aimed at 16-19 year olds, Project Booyah is designed to re-engage young people back into education and create pathways to employment.
Overseen by PCYC Tasmania, the project incorporates vocational engagement in local community projects, functional literacy and numeracy support and skills development, activity-based learning, mentoring and individual support. TasTAFE is a partner in the program, providing literacy and numeracy support and workskills to participants.
Project Booyah participants presented the table they made at the Bunnings workshop to the Goodwood Community Centre on 21 June.
Participants chose to donate their table to the centre because they have taken advantage of the GREENLIGHT learner drivers mentor program, coordinated by the centre and supported by funding from the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. The students have been able to practice their driving skills over the past 10 weeks, providing a boost to their confidence and ability.
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