Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The L2P program recently celebrated its 10th. anniversary in East Gippsland during which time it has helped 189 learner drivers to obtain their probationary licence through the support of 179 volunteer Learner Driver Mentors.
Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, recognised this important milestone in state parliament recently where he congratulated Mission Australia’s L2P Co-ordinator Cheryl Siely for her great work.
“The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program assists learners between 16 and 21 years of age, who do not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle, to gain the driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence, said Mr Bull.
“For most country kids, obtaining a driver’s licence is a key stepping stone in developing their independence, for them to be able to obtain and sustain a job, attend post-secondary education and training and to participate in sporting and social activities.
“The program has been nurtured by Cheryl Siely from Mission Australia with the support of the East Gippsland and Wellington Shires, TAC and Vic Roads.
“I would like to acknowledge Cheryl and Mission Australia for achieving outstanding results in delivering the L2P program.” said Mr Bull
Cheryl says that the program’s success hinges on her volunteer mentors.
“Our Learner Driver Mentors are just wonderful people, and I’d like to thank all who have participated in the program with me over the last decade for giving our learner drivers the benefit of your driving skills, experience and encouragement.” she said.
Prospective Learner Driver Mentors can contact Cheryl on 0341040984.
Caption: Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, congratulates Mission Australia’s Cheryl Siely on the occasion of the 10th. anniversary of the L2P program in East Gippsland.