On Wednesday 12th February, staff from Shenhua Watermark attended the Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child & Family Centre in Gunnedah, as part of Shenhua Hour; a company initiative aimed at promoting active staff involvement within the local community. Staff will attend the Centre on a monthly basis to assist in various activities.
The Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child & Family Centre was opened in July of last year and is the first of nine planned centres to open in NSW, as part of a State Government effort to improve services for Aboriginal families. The Centre is dedicated towards giving vulnerable and disadvantaged Aboriginal children the best possible start in life. Community engagement has been crucial to the success of the Centre and Shenhua Watermark is pleased to be able to contribute.
Shenhua Watermark employees assisted the staff at the Centre by entertaining the children there, all aged between 3 and 5 years. They took part in several different activities, including arts and crafts which help to improve the children's motor skills, an essential part of early development. They also helped the children with their reading and writing.
The Shenhua Watermark staff greatly enjoyed their time at the Centre and look forward to more community involvement in the future. Shenhua Watermark strongly believes in the importance of volunteering and is committed to making a positive impact upon Gunnedah, the indigenous community and all local residents.