Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

FUNDING FOR MALTESE COMMUNITY LANGUAGE CLASSES

Thursday October 11, 2018

The Maltese Community Council of NSW will receive $2,600 for community language classes it runs at Horsley Park Public School.

The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in their local area.

Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds to maintain their heritage languages.

Community-run language schools across the state will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies welcomed the funding.

“Community language schools are vital for young people to maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Mrs Davies said.

“I’m proud to support the tireless and dedicated work of those who support our community language schools.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was dedicated to supporting education in all its forms.

“We treasure and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural NSW community. This is one way the NSW Government can support that diversity,” Mr Stokes said.