UPPER Hunter MP Michael Johnsen joined indigenous students from the Clontarf Foundation last Friday, to visit the Sydney Fish Markets as part of a tour organised by the local member.
Mr Johnsen said the Clontarf Foundation existed to improve the education, discipline, like skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander men and, by doing so, equipped them to participate meaningfully in society.
“It is important that young people from rural and regional NSW and the Upper Hunter electorate get the chance to enjoy opportunities that they wouldn’t normally experience in their local communities,” he said.
“The Clontarf Foundation does great work with our local indigenous students, and being able to organise a visit to the iconic Sydney Fish Markets was an honour and a pleasure.”
Clontarf Foundation’s operations officer at Singleton High School Clark Stanford spoke of the enjoyment that the students had as a result of their visit.
“The boys were lucky enough to be invited by our local member, Michael Johnsen MP, to the Sydney fish markets for a behind the scenes tour, which the boys absolutely loved,” he said.
“On behalf of the Clontarf Foundation, we would like to thank Mr Johnsen for his hospitality, willingness to engage with the boys and presenting them with such a wonderful opportunity.”
For more information about Clontarf please visit http://www.clontarf.org.au/