Paint the Swan REaD: CLAN Midland gets Federal grant for literacy program

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt reads to kids at Midland Gate.
Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt reads to kids at Midland Gate.

FAMILY support service CLAN Midland has received a Federal Government grant that will help its youth literacy program ‘Paint the Swan REaD’.

The funding is part of the Federal Government’s $45 million Stronger Communities Program (SCP), set up to help community, and not-for-profit groups fund small capital works projects, which will deliver social benefits.

CLAN Midland will use the funding to buy a number of tents that will create a fun environment to encourage kids to read.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt read to some local children in support of the program at Midland Gate this week.

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“I am delighted that CLAN Midland was one of four community groups in Halsuck to receive funding because they provide such an important service,” he said. “CLAN Midland supports young families when they need it most, and plays a vital role in helping children learn to read.

The former schoolteacher said he understood the importance of children learning to read.

“Literacy opens the doors of opportunity and introduces us to an infinite world of knowledge,” he said.

“Reading to our children helps them understand the world and develop their imagination.

“CLAN Midland is doing a great job engaging children and encouraging them to be lifelong readers.”

The other community groups in Hasluck to receive funding were the Kalamunda Bowling Club, the Kalamunda Church of Christ and the Kaarakin Cockatoo Conservation Centre.