Backing South Sudanese Youth To Be The Best They Can Be

09 July 2019

More South Sudanese young people will be supported to access education and jobs in Melbourne’s west thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams today visited the Wyndham Community Support Group, now to be known as Junubi Wyndham.

The Community Support Group’s future has been secured for another year thanks to a $1.2 million boost from the Labor Government.

Junubi Wyndham connects South Sudanese young people with education, employment and their community through sport and recreation activities, mentoring, family support and youth outreach.

Young people take part in activities such as outdoor soccer and free basketball coaching to increase their confidence and discipline. They engage with youth workers who provide help and support in a safe environment.

Junubi Wyndham also offers a popular homework club at Point Cook Community Learning Centre.

The Community Support Group workers come from the South Sudanese community and offer tailored support for families – including help with financial management, job seeking, housing, parenting, and mental health.

The funding is part of the Labor Government’s $6 million package to support young people and families from African and Pasifika communities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams

“Everyone deserves an equal chance to benefit from education and employment, and Junubi Wyndham is helping South Sudanese young people to do just that.”

“We’re proud to be supporting groups like Junubi Wyndham to build a Victoria where everyone belongs and feels accepted.”

Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“Junubi Wyndham is a respected part of our local community, helping young people be the best they can be. They do such a good job and we’re proud to be giving them the backing they need and deserve.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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