By popular vote at the Royal Easter Show, TAFE NSW's South Western
Sydney's Landscape was deemed the 'winner' of the 2016 Landscape
Challenge People's Choice.
TAFE NSW will donate $10,000 towards a 'backyard blitz' of the
Bankstown centre, to be completed by TAFE NSW Padstow's landscaping
students in August.
"Landscaping grounds for the St Jude's Men's Centre will not
only provide an improved environment for the local community, but will
also provide another opportunity for real world learning for our
Padstow students," said Peter Roberts, Institute Director of TAFE
NSW South Western Sydney.
St Jude's Men's Centre is a seven bedroom transitional accommodation
facility for unaccompanied homeless men over the age of 18 years.
These men are supported through a dedicated team of support workers,
case workers and partnerships with other specialised and mainstream
services with the aim of assisting them to find work and eventually
move into more permanent long term accommodation.
"We are thrilled to receive such generosity from TAFE NSW,"
said Yolanda Saiz, General Manager of Fundraising and Communications
for the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW.
"I'm sure that the new garden will have a hugely positive effect
on everyone who uses and visits the facility."
"We are very excited to partner with the St Vincent de Paul
Society to support the local community. Like Vinnies, we at TAFE NSW
believe that providing pathways to overcome adversity through ongoing
learning is crucial in creating better employment options and a better
future for all," said Jim Griffiths, Brand Manager, TAFE NSW.
For more information about studying landscaping, see our landscaping
and horticulture courses.
To donate or find more information about the St Vincent de Paul
Society, visit vinnies.org.au