Entries by Caolan O'Connor

Budget Win for Lighthouse

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project has welcomed the significant investment in Shepparton’s young people announced yesterday in the Victorian State Budget. Lighthouse Executive Officer, Lisa McKenzie, said the community has spoken and the government has listened by announcing $3 million in funding for Lighthouse initiatives. She praised the efforts of local Member Suzanna Sheed in advocating […]

Hundreds of students falling through the cracks in Greater Shepparton

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS IN GREATER SHEPPARTON A new study released by Greater Shepparton Lighthouse has highlighted the many challenges faced by local students battling to stay in secondary school. Family breakdown, trauma such as family violence, bullying, and mental health issues are forcing many young people to drop out of mainstream […]