School back to life at Boweya
THE resurrection of the old Boweya School can only enhance the hamlet’s reputation as a thriving community.
Despite the town’s relatively small size the people of Boweya maintain a vibrant lifestyle with regular gatherings to keep everyone in touch as well a range of community groups to keep people active together.
School’s were one of the main social links in similar sized hamlets around the country for generations but as they have dropped off in use it is fitting they are now transformed into community centres like the one opened at Boweya on the weekend.
Congratulations to the Benalla Rural City and Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi) for getting behind the project, which was generated and partly funded by Boweya Community Inc.
It shows what can be achieved by a community or a community group if there are energetic, persistent and committed people involved who have the best interests of their family, friends and neighbours at heart.
These are also the type of projects that governments at all levels, generally, are keen to support.
There are many people who have big ideas that may be very worthwhile but government’s cannot fund them all.
But if governments see a group or community working together for a common goal for which they have researched, planned and raised funds, there is a far better chance of giving their support.
We have many communities within the rural city who show the same energy and flair as the citizens of Boweya who have been equally successful, but if your group or community seems to be missing out, why not check with the grant providers on how it can be done.