Multicultural funding for new community support group

06 May 2022

A multicultural disability community support group will be launched in Goodna following funding support from the Palaszczuk Government.

The Goodna Special School P&C was one of 20 groups across the state to share in almost $1 million as part of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the local program would help young people and their families by creating improved connections to community.

“The Goodna Special School project will engage the parents, carers and families of local children with disability,” Mr McCallum said.

“It means people from culturally diverse backgrounds can come together in a safe and accepting space, building a sense of belonging while also learning about parenting children with disability.

“This is another great win for Goodna Special School, and I congratulate everyone involved.”

Goodna Special School Social Worker Danae Fletcher said the program would encourage people to learn new skills while empowering them to reach out for help.

“Participants will develop intercultural connections and improve their understanding of a disability and their own parenting and caring capacity,” Mrs Fletcher said.

“The program will also focus on their knowledge and skills and allow them to be more comfortable in engaging with the school and our wider community.

“It will be delivered locally, and it wouldn’t be possible without the funding support from the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program.”