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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal corporation wins National Road Safety Award

Date posted: 27 November 2012

Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation has won the 2012 Australian Road Safety Awards - Indigenous Road Safety category for The road, my mob and me program, announced during the national final and gala dinner held in Sydney.

Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation were also successful, with Indigenous Road Safety finalist Hypodrive, in their application for funding under the new Caltex improvement grant. They will each receive $2,500 worth of funding after demonstrating how the grant could continue or expand their respective projects.

The road, my mob and me is a road injury prevention program developed specifically for Aboriginal communities targeting children aged 2 - 6 years and their families. The program was developed in consultation with Elders, local community and family members, children and early childhood professionals.

Boandik women, Michelle Jacquelin-Furr and Brooke Joy, both directors of Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation accepted the awards on behalf of the corporation.

‘The program offers role models for young Aboriginal children that are young and deadly, growing up strong and safe in community,' said Ms Jacquelin-Furr.

The Australian Road Safety Awards recognise achievements and innovations which will improve road safety across the nation. The Awards are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF).

ARSF CEO and founder, Russell White, said the 2012 Australian Road Safety Awards program rewarded the vital contributions many organisations were making towards improving road safety nationally.

Source: Playful Beginnings and Australian Road Safety Awards

2012 road safety award

Contacts

Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation
962A Forest Road
Lugarno NSW 2210
Ph: (02) 9600 9919
Mobile: 0410 659 358
Email: brookejoy@optusnet.com.au

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Last updated: 27 November 2012
 
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