Friday, 05 October 2018
GOULBURN CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL FUNDING
Chinese community language classes in Goulburn will receive $4,000 in support from the NSW Government, Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward announced today.
Goulburn Chinese Language School will receive $1,500 for community language classes it runs at Mulwaree High School.
McAfee Language School will also receive $2,500 to run Chinese classes at Moss Vale Public School.
The NSW Government’s Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area.
Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds to maintain their heritage languages.
Community-run language schools in across the state will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.
“Community language schools are vital for young people to maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Ms Goward said.
“I’m proud to support the tireless and dedicated work of those who support our community language schools.”
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was dedicated to supporting education in all its forms.
“We treasure and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural NSW community. This is one way the NSW Government can support that diversity,” Mr Stokes said.