Study centre at refuge

The Perth Rotary Club, the Salvation Army and corporate donors officially opened an education facility at the Salvation Army women�s refuge on Friday.

As part of Salvation Army and the Rotary Club�s Path of Hope initiative, a study area, desks, computers, large television, cupboards, kitchen, bathroom and toilets were installed to update the space.

Several donors contributed to the facility, which cost $280,000.

Students of all ages staying in the refuge can use the fully equipped learning centre, where Hale School and Perth College senior students have visited to mentor and tutor small groups.

Salvation Army Captain Naava Brooks said the tutoring program had received positive feedback.

�This has been a great success, not only for the kids at the refuge but also the college students who say the experience is amazing,� she said.