THE Mandurah Junior Council will raise funds to help combat homelessness at the Mandurah Children’s Festival later this year.
Junior Mayor Jordan Greaves and deputy Junior Mayor Nehan Khan told councillors at their meeting last week they had identified several fundraising priorities, including working to eliminate bullying, cyber-bullying, litter, graffiti, mental illness and homelessness.
The Junior Council chose homelessness and a name for their project will be released later this year.
Councillors agreed to provide $500 towards the project.
Mandurah Junior Council was established in 2002 to give young people a voice in Mandurah and brings together students from nine primary schools.
Every year, a group of six students from the now 19 primary schools represented learn about local government and act as a youth consultancy group.