On Wednesday, 11 July 2018, MP for Fowler, Hon Chris Hayes payed a welcome visit to Bonnyrigg Youth Centre to observe Daystar Foundation’s Work For The Dole and Youth Training and Employment programs in action. Also in attendance were special guests from the law firm of Clayton Utz Marcus Ross and Anna Pavincich and Daystar’s resident JP Mr Jainal Dean.
Mr Hayes and special guests were given a tour of Bonnyrigg Youth Centre where they saw Daystar’s Foodcare Program providing affordable shopping to local residents on Centrelink benefits. He got to observe and speak directly with participants in a wide variety of Daystar’s Work For The Dole programs, including Uncle Lucky and his mowing team and Sami and her Needle Craft group. Mr Hayes also spent time in Daystar’s training room observing a room full of young people preparing for job interviews with a local employer. In attendance were several of Daystar’s collaborative partners from Max Solutions and Salvation Army Youth Link team who were helping to prepare our youth for employment.
Mr Hayes visit was polished off so to speak by a light meal and barista coffee served up by Brett Williams and his Barista team in Daystar’s Star Café. Another of Daystar’s innovative training programs for Work For The Dole participants. Mr Hayes said he was “very impressed with the work Daystar Foundation was doing,” and would be happy to support Daystar in any way he could.
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Daystar Foundation is a not for profit working in vulnerable communities in Sydney’s South West whose vision is to empower people to reach their highest potential.