WCC Annual Report - Page 17

Settlement Programs Report The second year has seen the project make significant progress in terms of individual achievements of participants, and the sustainability of the enterprise. We were delighted to receive the generous donation of a portable building from Stockland Property which, once a permanent location is found, will offer the childcare service further development options. In 2011 seven women attained their Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and seven women attained the higher level Diploma in Children’s Services. With the support provided by the Women in Work program these women succeeded in achieving what was for some the highest level qualification they had ever obtained. SETTLEMENT YOUTH WORK WCCs Settlement Youth Work is supports newly arrived young people to re-develop connections to education, training, family and community. This year 70 young people gained access to specialised support regarding a range of complex issues including: disrupted education; lack of driver education; migration issues; homelessness; and family relationship breakdown. A range of different recreation and leisure opportunities were coordinated, helping to develop social and community connectedness. The highlights for this year’s young people were hip-hop dance, swimming, circus workshops an “Epping’s Got Talent” show, an animation pr