Eagles Corner –
restoring the lives of marginalised and those at-risk by creating pathways to training and employment.
As is often the case with smaller regional communities, post-secondary education, training and employment prospects in rural towns are scarce, meaning that many young people tend to move into more populous towns/cities to pursue longer-term opportunities. Rural Victoria is also experiencing high unemployment levels and an increase in the use of recreational drugs, especially among young people.
The combination of these situations creates a critical need for projects that offer local education, training and employment opportunities to engage otherwise disaffected and those who may be at risk of descending into situations of chronic drug addiction and long-term unemployment.
Eagles Corner is modelled on the highly successful community Michael and Michelle visited in Italy - San Patrignano – it’s an inspiring example of how a restoration community provides practical means to aiding remarkable transformations in individual lives, leading to positive flow-on effects for specific families and community as a whole.
Participants will be selected from surrounding districts, given the opportunity to learn a trade and work on the farm - all in the context of a caring home environment. The training, linked to existing contacts in nearby TAFE's National Environment Centre will include areas like cheese & honey making, vehicle & tractor maintenance, building and construction, horticulture & farming practises.
With the generous donation of 50 acres of land from a local dairy farmer, local community support and the financial generosity of Murrumbeena’s Bendigo Community Bank, we are on our way!
Join your Mates, your Community and help us fund to expand Eagles Corner!
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We would love your help in supporting us with a fully tax deductible donation (all amounts over $2).