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SLPET students raise $1570 for Margaret Tucker Hostel

11 Jun 2017

Students from our Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) have applied their creativity and energy to run a hugely successful Market Day fundraiser for the Margaret Tucker Hostel, a place for young at-risk Aboriginal girls in need of care. 

With help from Melbourne Polytechnic's Koorie Services team and Student Life and Media (SLAM), the students raised a stunning total of $1570, which the hostel will use to fund a new Indigenous language program.

Ms Worrelle Blow, Acting Manager of the Margaret Tucker Hostel, said that the residents come from all parts of Australia, and language is a very important past of connection to culture. 

The initiative was devised and managed by the SLPET students as part of their course. Class projects help the students develop communication skills through working other people in wider Melbourne Polytechnic, and in the broader community.

You can view this wonderful video story here.