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North Coast TAFE students studying mental health and community
services are participating in a volunteer art project aimed at
beautifying the community.
The project involves the painting of electrical padmounts, which are
large electrical boxes mounted on concrete pads. With over 400 of
these padmounts across the Manning River and Great Lakes regions, the
project is estimated to last for a couple of years.
One of the artists, Christie Delaney, is currently studying a Diploma
of Community Services with North Coast TAFE, as well as a
Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. The project is part of her
"I'm doing community work as a placement," she told the
Manning River Times.
Another TAFE student participating in the project, Julian Downing,
who's studying a Certificate
IV in Community Services, has chosen to be involved even though
his course doesn't stipulate volunteer work.
The project is a collaborative endeavor between North Coast TAFE,
House With No Steps and Essential Energy.