HEALTHY HAROLD SAVED FROM FUNDING CUT
Image Credit – lifeeducation.org.au
Who remembers Healthy Harold?
The fluffy giraffe puppet who lives in a van and teaches schoolkids about health education?
Well, the Aussie icon has been saved!
Earlier this week, it was reported the Federal Government was to cut funding for Healthy Harold and his Life Education Van from next financial year, for the first time in decades.
The move sparked a full-on uproar online, with many expressing their anger and disappointment.
Well, the power of social media has struck again.
Harold’s been thrown a lifeline, according to a tweet from the Education Minister..
We support #HealthyHarold & will work with Life Education Australia to ensure the funding & the program continues— Simon Birmingham (@Birmo) May 30, 2017
What a relief!
It’s not yet clear though, how much money the travelling health education program will get.
But hopefully, the news means many more schoolkids will get to meet the Aussie icon!
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