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Carnarvon PCYC creates culture of community kindness

Published: August 23, 2022 11:02am

Young people from Carnarvon PCYC’s safeSPACE™ Program paid it forward by developing health and hygiene packs for the remote community of Burringurrah – a 6-hour drive from Carnarvon.

When Courtney Mongoo, local Aboriginal representative under GRAMS Health division got in touch with Carnarvon PCYC, hoping to find assistance with providing hygiene and grooming packs to the Burringurrah community, ten girls from the safeSPACE™ Program jumped at the chance to help.

PCYC’s safeSPACE™ Program is all about providing young people with a safe place to relax, hang out with friends and do things that young people should do.

Not only does the program give young people a break from challenging home environments, but it also allows them to build relationships with Youth Workers and the chance to take part in recreational and educational activities that they may not otherwise have access to.

However, what the program also provided young people with was the inspiration to pay it forward and give back to others in need.

To help out with the hygiene packs the girls worked with staff from PCYC to learn how to develop a budget, create a shopping list as well as how to pack and distribute items.

In total, 40 health and hygiene packs were put together which were kindly collected from Carnarvon PCYC and driven over 440km by Brevet Senior Sergeant Sibson to Burringurrah.

Having loved the feeling of contributing to communities in need, the girls are already seeking out new ways they can help others!

Credit: Burringurrah Remote Community School