TOOWOOMBA’S Pure Land Learning College has been recognised by the State Government for its efforts in the community. Members from the college attended the Queensland Multicultural Awards where the college placed as one of the four finalists in the award’s community category. The college was one of the 133 nominees.
Multi-Faith Multicultural Centre coordinator Muhammed Haniff said the college was honoured to be a finalist. “The award recognises the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland,” Mr Haniff said. “Australia’s richness as a model nation of multiculturalism must be visible through actions, and Toowoomba is special in that the programs and activities are community driven. Hence this spirit of community ownership is strong.”
The awards started in 1990 to recognise community volunteers, groups, businesses, government agencies and media whose long-term efforts have helped all Queenslanders participate in the community. “One of the key objectives of the college is about promoting social cohesion and greater trust,” Mr Haniff said.
“Being a finalist for this award is the work and effort of the community and it will boost the confidence of the college’s many partners to continue the journey of making Toowoomba a model city of peace and harmony.” The college will hold a community retreat in mid-October to revisit its current programs.
STATE RECOGNITION: At the Queensland Multicultural Awards are (from left) Sarwan Narayan, Ari Heber, Venerable Wu Ping, Stirling Hinchliffe, Evelyn Ray, Andrew Wielandt, Meiling Chow, Scott McGrath, Mia Wu and Dean Wu.
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