Queensland Senator Jan McLucas has congratulated the Napranum Parents and Learning Group on their success at the 2012 Deadlys.
The local group received the Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
“What a great success story,” Senator McLucas said. “Congratulations to Napranum Parents and Learning Group on their achievement. It is fantastic to see the hard work by this local group recognised at such as high level.”
The Napranum Parents and Learning Group has been operating since 2004. Their program has since been established in 16 Indigenous communities across Australia and is continuing to expand.
PaL a home-based parent engagement program that supports parents to participate in their young child’s early literacy learning by providing resources and training delivered to family homes.
“Their programs are making a difference in the lives of many families in communities right across Australia. One of the best things we can do for our children to prepare them for the future is to ensure they receive a good education. PaL is supporting parents and extended family members to get their children engaged in and excited about learning and to prepare them for school.”
“It is giving children a great start to life. This is an important part of helping to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage.”
The Deadlys are an opportunity to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education workers and organisations on the national stage. They are our unsung heroes and deserve recognition and acknowledgement for the valuable work they do.
This year’s Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House. Ms Corine Matasia was presented the award on behalf of the PaL team.
SENATOR THE HON JAN MCLUCAS
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers
Senator for Queensland
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