Thornlie MLA Tallentire helps launch Invisible Generation Project


Thornlie MP Chris Tallentire, Alex Moro and Moses Sei with (front L to R) Grace Tumaini, Annti Moro, Joshua Moro, Viola Moro and Julie Baraka. Picture: Jon Hewson d482015
Thornlie MP Chris Tallentire, Alex Moro and Moses Sei with (front L to R) Grace Tumaini, Annti Moro, Joshua Moro, Viola Moro and Julie Baraka. Picture: Jon Hewson d482015

THORNLIE MLA Chris Tallentire has helped launch an engagement project to help youths from culturally diverse backgrounds achieve their goals.

The Invisible Generation Project offers youths information, skills, strategies and career counselling to help them plan for the future.

Mr Tallentire said he and Youth Minister Peter Tinley were working closely with the South Sudanese community and the Organisation of African Community of WA to ensure the program, which also facilitated volunteer positions, work placements and internships, was successful.

“We want to promote these values of peace and reconciliation,” he said.

“Participants are invited to attend workshops that focus on self-discovery, Australian culture, job skills training and physical activities.

International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace Managing Director Prosper Baeni said confidence was the biggest thing youths needed to pursue their goals in life.

“Sometimes with displacement from homelands, teenagers lose a lot of confidence and this will help them to gain their skills and re build their self-belief,” he said.

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