In 2013 the Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre was successful in its application for the final round of the $5m Shenhua Watermark Community Fund to build and equip a multi-purpose room to provide an additional range of services to the community thereby enhancing the existing facilities.
Wayne Griffiths, Centre Manager Winanga-Li, said, “Without the support of the Shenhua grant it would have been impossible to fill a major void in the community. Without infrastructure we cannot solve any problems within the community and this facility will change the lives of our young people and provide them with a bright start to their future education, well being and development.”
“The room provides endless possibilities for the Centre and has opened up the scope for other additional programs and the ability to employ further staff. It has also allowed for a new initiative the Kids Club and targeted early intervention for families in crisis. We are very humble and honoured to receive the generous donation from Shenhua.”
Shenhua Chief Financial Officer, Mr Lu Yang, said “Contributing to the community is very important to Shenhua and it is projects like these that allow us to engage with the local community. We are very pleased to be able to assist in closing the gap for programs for children and families in the community so they can have the best possible start to life.”
Mr Wayne Griffiths, Centre Manager Winanga-Li with Mr Lu Yang, Shenhua Chief Financial Officer, Fang Mei, Shenhua Bookkeeper, and staff from the Centre.