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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Babes with Babes - a Hunter Community Capacity Building Project

Babes with Babes

This program facilitates positive learning for young teenage mums in a safe and welcoming environment that is community based. The girls' learning is supported by a crèche and transport is provided. Learning includes up-skilling in cooking, nutrition, child development and personal resilience building. These are married with traditional studies in CGVE (Year10), H.S.C, Real Estate Certificate, Child Care Studies, Business Administration and other courses as offered through OTEN.

This is a flexible program that allows young women to continue their studies. Students enrol in a variety of modules (see above), depending on their career goals and learning needs. Crèche facilities are provided and welfare support is facilitated by a range of key community partners. This very innovative program has been put up by the Women’s Electoral Lobby as a program that would be valuable to have funded throughout the state.

For more information see the slide show


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