Mentors to assist students

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

A new mentoring program will provide students at South Hedland Primary School with better access to improved physical and mental health.

Sports Challenge Australia has received a Fortescue Metals Group community grant to roll out its mentoring program at the school to address the needs of its young people.

The mentoring program will aim to upskill and empower participants to use their best potential to communicate with others.

SCA chief executive Garry Tester said the grant would allow the organisation to deliver quality content to staff and students, to establish personal and academic goals. “The feedback from students have shown improved attitude to engaging in education and a real desire to want to come to school as a safe and desirable environment,” he said.

Fortescue general manager port and rail Fernando Pereira said the company would support a program aimed at encouraging young people in South Hedland to reach their full potential while improving health outcomes.

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Applications for the latest round of Fortescue’s Community Support program are open until September 30. For more information, visit fmgl.com.au.

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