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Telethon grant to help build resilience in regional WA

Monday, 22 Apr 2024

More students from regional WA will benefit from the Life Ed program, thanks to funding secured from the Channel 7 Telethon Trust program.

This boost in support will go towards helping our WA Educators reach more low-socio-economic primary schools in the Goldfields region and its surrounds. Their focus will be partnering with local teachers to tailor the Life Ed program to the needs of their unique student groups in order to build resilience and confidence in their formative years.

In a recent Life Ed survey, WA students and parents indicated that their biggest areas of concern are in the online safety, mental health, consent and now, vaping space. That is why we will be delivering modules that explore these topics as we visit regional WA later this year.

“Thanks to the Telethon Trust team, we will be able to reach an additional 3,000 children and 6,000 parents in Country WA,” Bernie Foley, CEO at Life Ed WA said.

“Teachers are under pressure to deliver the crowded curriculum, and this is especially difficult for those in remote schools with limited funding. That’s where Life Ed comes in.

“As our programs are contemporary, interactive and curriculum-based, schools trust us to partner with them to deliver outcomes for their students that will have a positive impact on their health and safety into the future. We’re grateful to the Telethon Trust team for sharing in this vision and enabling us to visit more Country kids, schools and communities in 2024.”

Life Ed WA has been partnering with the Channel 7 Telethon Trust program for a number of years. Each year, the Trust’s support has meant memorable experiences for children in regional WA, like this:

My favourite part was getting to meet Healthy Harold. I liked when he popped out of the box and was being cheeky. I liked that we got to learn what is good for us and what is not.
Carnaiya, age 9