Access was excited to host Shadow Minister for Education Tracy Davis at Woodridge State School Community Hub’s International Women’s Day event today, Friday, March 10.
Woodridge State School Hub is one of five community hubs throughout Logan City managed by Access.
The hubs are part of the National Community Hubs Program, which is an initiative of Community Hubs Australia and is supported by the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Department of Social Services.
Ms Davis was able to enjoy the hub’s Women’s Day festivities, which included henna, paper doll making, pampering, belly dancing and a sausage sizzle among others, while witnessing first-hand the important work carried out by Logan’s Community Hubs.
“It was a great pleasure to see firsthand the great work of the Hub and to meet the very dedicated staff. It was clear that the clients felt very comfortable, connected and supported in the Hub.” - Tracy Davis MP, Member for Aspley and Shadow Minister for Education.
Access CEO Gail Ker OAM said the main aim of community hubs was to link potentially vulnerable and hard-to-reach migrant and refugee families with their local schools, communities and essential services.
“Community hubs bring local information and services around education, health, community and settlement into a familiar and friendly place,” she said.
“They link families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to services and support, learning opportunities and the wider community.
“In Logan, this is five local primary schools, and the programs in each hub has been planned and developed around the specific needs of local families and children.
“For mothers, fathers and carers, accessing services, assistance and training is easier when delivered in settings that they are already familiar with, and for many preschool children their local Hub will be their first interaction with their future primary school.”
For more information on the Community Hubs, contact Grainne Taia on [email protected] or phone 3412 8222