School Breakfast Club bringing Karawara community together


HOME Karawara hosts weekly School Breakfast Club at Curtin Primary.
HOME Karawara hosts weekly School Breakfast Club at Curtin Primary.

A SMALL collective impact project group is bring the Karawara community together with a weekly School Breakfast Club.

Hope Opportunity Mutuality Empowerment (HOME) Breakfast Club is the group’s most recent and successful community development activity that has been running at Curtin Primary School since February.

The objectives of the School Breakfast Club were to foster children’s independence through gaining healthy food preparation and cleaning skills while also providing a safe and supportive environment for community bonding.

Though still in its infancy, the club has already seen these positive outcomes achieved for the students, teachers and volunteers involved.

“Our fabulous group of children have come along in leaps and bounds,” one volunteer said.

“Initially they were quite reserved and somewhat hesitant, as was to be expected.

“They did not know any of us and some children were reluctant to participate fully.

“But now, there is laughter and chatter from the tables and children coming in and out for seconds, making suggestions and helping each other with preparation and clearing up.

“They are confident in choosing breakfast and adept at making it.”

Started in 2016, HOME Karawara co-ordinate and run a range of other community development activities ranging from arts and cultural experiences to employment and training opportunities, community-driven projects, family and community events, food assistance and regular social opportunities.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said it was particularly rewarding to see that initiatives such as the School Breakfast Club were having a real impact on children’s lives.

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