Families in the Macedon Ranges region will soon be able to get the support they need to take the first steps to further education and employment opportunities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Kyneton Community House to announce $70,000 in funding to implement the Family Learning Partnerships (FLP) program at the centre.

The program, which uses an innovative blend of formal and informal learning activities, will help people experiencing educational disadvantage by instilling a culture of learning within families and communities.

Parents will learn the value of education by participating in activities, learning through play, and starting their own pathway to further studies and employment.

It will empower and build the confidence of learners to make informed decisions about their educational and employment experiences.

The program which will be run out of Kyneton Community House, called Family Stories in the Macedon Ranges, will receive $35,000 in funding this year. The program is funded by the Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFE).

Kyneton Community House operates within a community development framework and aims to meet community needs through community building activities, providing services and education programs.

It receives financial support from the Labor Government, ACFE and the Macedon Ranges Shire, and is a member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.

Quotes Attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“We’re delighted to back parents and their families in the Macedon Ranges as they take their first steps towards further education and a brighter future.

“Adult community education providers such as Kyneton Community House play a pivotal role in increasing the educational, social and economic participation of adults across the state.