Skytrans has been a generous supporter of the Kids Living Safer Lives (KLSL) Holiday program since its inception in 2008. The holiday program provides in-community diversionary activities for kids either as stand alone activities or as a supplement to other programmed activities with a view to significantly reducing juvenile offending and anti-social behaviour. The heaviest demand on the program falls during the wetter parts of the year – and on this occasion it was the Term 1 (April) school holidays. Due to the late onset of the wet season, the Term 1 holiday program was run as a wet season program as road access to most communities was cut and air travel was the only viable way of accessing those communities.
During the 2012 April school holidays, Skytrans very kindly sponsored the delivery of some facilitator gear and fruit supplies into the following communities serviced by Skytrans flights – Pormpuraaw, Coen, Lockhart River, Aurukun and the Northern Peninsula Area communities for use as part of the Kids living Safer Lives holiday programs run by AFL Cape York.
Skytrans carried the gear to the communities at no cost to the program. This report acknowledges that very generous contribution.
All facilitators were able to get their gear into the communities as and when required, which meant that all programs could get underway fully equipped from the outset.
In addition, in order to match our ‘Eat Healthy’ words with action, the KLSL program supplied large quantities of fruit to the kids through the course of the program and Skytrans kindly carried the fruit supplies at no cost to the KLSL program. This fruit helped sustain the participants through the course of the activities and was well appreciated as evidenced by our young friend from Coen
Over 8 days of activities, the various activities in the Skytrans serviced communities recorded over 1400 participants.
On behalf of AFL Cape York, the Kids Living Safer Lives program and the participants, we say yet another big thank you to Skytrans.
Photo Courtesy of Dominic Johns