Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

FUNDING FOR MULGOA COMMUNITY LANGUAGE CLASSES

Friday October 6, 2017

Community-run language classes in Mulgoa will share in more than $4.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

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

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

The Maltese Community Council of NSW, which runs classes at Horsley Park Public School, will receive $1,428 in funding to support the operation of its community Maltese lessons.

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP welcomed the funding, saying it will support language diversity in the local community.

“Community language schools play an important role in helping young people maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Tanya Davies said.

“I’m proud to support our community language schools and the work of their dedicated volunteers.

“Our community’s diversity is one of our great treasures, and this is one way the NSW Government can help in fostering and celebrating that diversity,” Tanya Davies said.