Camp Kulin funds a boost for kids

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Camp Kulin is one of three West Aus­tralian or­gan­i­sa­tions to have re­ceived a Fu­ture2 Foun­da­tion do­na­tion for its work with chil­dren af­fected by ex­treme ad­ver­sity.

Camp Kulin runs camps for chil­dren across WA, in­clud­ing those af­fected by tor­ture and trauma, kids who have been be­reaved by sui­cide, those who have been through ex­treme stress in refugee camps, and those af­fected by do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, sex­ual as­sault and abuse.

Man­ager Tanya Du­pagne said the grant would go a long way to sup­port­ing the kids from more than 185 WA towns, with some fam­i­lies trav­el­ling 25 hours each way, who at­tend Camp Kulin.

“Camp Kulin is very hon­oured to re­ceive this grant from the Fu­ture2 Foun­da­tion,” she said.

“We re­ceive no on­go­ing State or Fed­eral Govern­ment fund­ing. So all spon­sor­ship and do­na­tions mean a lot to us.”

Ms Du­pagne said the grant money would go to­wards teen camps over the next year.

“Our Jan­uary teen pro­gram filled within 20 min­utes of reg­is­tra­tions open­ing in Au­gust, so de­mand for Camp Kulin is at an all­time high,” she said.

“While at camp, campers will learn es­sen­tial skills such as leadership, re­spect, trust, self-con­fi­dence, per­se­ver­ance, emo­tional reg­u­la­tion and anger man­age­ment tech­niques through our spe­cially de­signed ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Fu­ture2 Foun­da­tion fo­cuses on projects that give hope to 12 to 25year-olds who may be fi­nan­cially dis­ad­van­taged, home­less, ju­ve­nile jus­tice of­fend­ers, drug or al­co­hol de­pen­dent, dis­abled, or oth­er­wise dis­ad­van­taged.

“The Fu­ture2 Foun­da­tion is the foun­da­tion of the Fi­nan­cial Plan- ning As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia,” a FPA spokes­woman said.

“The foun­da­tion unites Aus­tralia’s fi­nan­cial plan­ning com­mu­nity in mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in the lives of young peo­ple who need it most.”

“FPA mem­bers raise funds that go to­wards an an­nual grants pro­gram that sup­ports not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions around Aus­tralia who help dis­ad­van­taged youth re­alise their po­ten­tial, and help them into pro­duc­tive, se­cure and happy lives.”

We re­ceive no on­go­ing State or Fed­eral govern­ment fund­ing.

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