Call for Donations to help Perth Kids Find Right Path

Edmund Rice Lions and Butler Falcon players Andiya Paul, Gok Deng, Bella Ndayikeze, Kylie Mudra, Dado Watt, Brenda Amito and George Obulejo.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d439705
Edmund Rice Lions and Butler Falcon players Andiya Paul, Gok Deng, Bella Ndayikeze, Kylie Mudra, Dado Watt, Brenda Amito and George Obulejo.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d439705

THE Edmund Rice Centre has launched a crowd-funding appeal to help children with refugee and Aboriginal backgrounds in the northern suburbs.

Special projects and pathways programs co-ordinator Joe Moniodis said the funds would go towards programs that help children reach their full potential through sport, art and leadership, with a goal of $50,000 set.

Based in Mirrabooka, the centre runs sport and leadership programs at the Butler Community Centre as well, including the Butler Falcons multicultural girls AFL team.

Aged eight to 18, the football players meet on Fridays between 7pm and 9pm, at the same time as a soccer program for five to 18-year-olds.

The centre has a youth leadership program for 10 to 18-year-olds on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm and tennis programs for five to 18-year-olds on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 7pm.

For more information, call 9349 9660 or email info@ercm.org.au.

To donate to the campaign to help refugee and Aboriginal children, visit www.chuff-ed.org/project/ercm.

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