A GROUP of women have made positive changes to their families after graduating from adult education study programs run by Shire of Mundaring Children’s Services.
Swan Children and Family Centre in Middle Swan held a joint graduation ceremony earlier this month.
Among the graduates were four women from Midland Young Parents Program, four from Clayton View Study Group and seven from Middle Swan Study Group.
Shire President David Lavell said the women were presented with a gift and certificate to honour their achievements.
“This is the first time we have had people studying across three different locations in Children Services,” he said.
“The women have bettered their home life, the futures of their children and, more importantly, they have achieved something for themselves.”
Cr Lavell said some graduates had gained Certificate II in General Education for Adults and others a Certificate III In General Education for Adults.
“They have role modelled the success that is possible with this unique program,” he said.
“For some this will mean further education, work and significant shifts from helplessness to competence in their personal lives.”
Three of the graduates won scholarships to the Aboriginal Services Unit at Polytechnic West to further their education.
Janique Mein Kovacs, Rozena Egan and Noeleen Hamlett received their certificates last month.