Local school children within the immediate vicinity of the Tallawarra Power Station will reap the reward of $5 390 in funding received by Life Education Illawarra from EnergyAustralia Tallawarra Community Grants Program. As operator of the Tallawarra Power Station, EnergyAustralia is proud to be part of the Illawarra region and is committed to supporting the local community.
EnergyAustralia is providing funding for local projects through their community grants program, supporting initiatives which provide a benefit to the Illawarra community. Two primary schools directly benefiting from this funding in 2017 will be Dapto Public School, with over 700 students and Mount Brown Public School with nearly 400 students. Both these schools are within close proximity to the EnergyAustralia Power Station at Tallawarra and will now be the recipients of fully funded visits in 2017 by Life Education Illawarra as a direct result of the funding provided by EnergyAustralia, with over 1100 students seen in two visits.
Since Life Education began in the Illawarra, almost than 220,000 Illawarra children have experienced the Life Education program at their primary school or pre-school. Teachers and parents value this program and the strong foundation it provides for children.
Throughout 2016 we were able to visit 67 schools (including two aspect classes), educating nearly 16 700 students. We were also able to make 47 visits to preschools, educating over 1100 children. We are delighted that EnergyAustralia is able to provide funding to enable Life Education Illawarra to continue to provide as many fully funded visits as we can to schools throughout the Illawarra, especially those in low socio-economic areas and close proximity to the Power Station at Tallawarra.
A cheque was presented to Michael Aubin (Chairman of Life Education Illawarra) and “Harold” at the EnergyAustralia Tallawarra Power Plant on Thursday, 23 February 2017 by Jason Lee (Asset Leader at Tallawarra Power Station)