COMMUNITY members were asked to share their experiences about raising children in Cockburn and Kwinana.
Connecting Community for Kids hosted a brunch with Minister for Child Protection, Women’s Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, and Community Services Simone McGurk to hear from community volunteers.
Discussions were focussed on the importance of building connections and breaking down social barriers.
The brunch was also an opportunity for volunteers to voice how being involved in Connecting Community for Kids had impacted them personally.
YouthCARE Chaplain and Coolbellup community member Jane Snare said she saw her involvement in the organisation as an opportunity for her to help the community to break the cycle of poverty and isolation.
Community member for Kwinana Bonnie Madsen agreed.
“Connecting Community for Kids has given me the confidence to make connections with my local community,” Ms Madsen said.
“Making that first introduction in a non-judgemental, friendly manner can be the first step in breaking down barriers and making a difference.”
Connecting Community for Kids main goal is for young children in Kwinana and Cockburn to have the same level of physical, social, emotional, communication and language development as the Perth Metropolitan Area by 2024, based on the outcomes of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).