Telugu and School of Vedic Sciences get funding through Seven Hills Community language classes

Mark Taylor MP, Member for Seven Hills with children from Darcy Road Public School

Community-run language schools in Seven Hills will share in more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

The Community Language Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in our local area.

Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds to maintain their heritage languages.

The School of Vedic Sciences will get $16,000 for its Sanskrit lessons and the Telugu Association will receive $9,000 for its Telugu lessons. Both organisations run classes at Darcy Road Public School.

Chinese Catholic Community Inc will receive $14,000 for Chinese language classes it runs at at Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School.

NSW Turkish Educational and Cultural Association runs classes at The Meadows Public School and will receive $12,000.

Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor MP welcomed the funding.

“Community language schools are vital for young people to maintain strong links to their heritage,” Mr Taylor said.

“I’m proud to support the tireless and dedicated work of those who educate locals at our community language schools.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was dedicated to supporting education in all its forms.

“We treasure and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural NSW community. This is one way the NSW Government can support that diversity,” Mr Stokes said.

Multiculturalism Minister Ray Williams said in NSW we come from 307 ancestries, practice 146 religions, and speak more than 215 languages.

“I encourage local students to learn a second language. It not only expands your cultural awareness, but it can lead to better academic results and improve career opportunities,” Mr Williams said.

 

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