A new partnership could see the end of bullying in high schools across The Hills and Blacktown.
The Make Bullying History Foundation and Baulkham Hills-based Castle Group have joined together to deliver an anti-bullying school program to 12 schools in north-west Sydney.
Founded by father-of-three Brett Murray and his wife Terrisa, the Make Bullying History Foundation has a vision to eradicate bullying in all forms.
Ms Murray said the not-for-profit organisation would be kick off the first workshop at The Ponds High School.
“The partnership between Castle Group and Make Bullying History Foundation is all about getting into the local schools and across the district,” Ms Murray said.
“These workshops will provide an all around anti-bullying education. We will be talking about dignity, and the definition of bullying.
“We have a very holistic approach.
“We aren’t just talking to the victims but we also have a message for perpetrators.”
A launch was held to celebrate the new partnership at The Ponds High School on Friday, September 8.
Ms Murray said the anti-bullying program equipped young people with strategies to identify and handle bullying.
“We know ending any problem in society is through youth, we have to get to them as young as possible,” Ms Murray said.
“We have to give them that education before the problem even starts and let them know they can talk about it.
“We hope to have these anti-bullying programs in all Australian schools.”
The real estate development business Castle Group donated $24,000 to kick start the workshops.
Co-founder and director Krenalin Moodley said the partnership symbolised a brighter future for young people in the community.
“We have a program in the Castle Group where we look at issues that are affecting the local community, and domestic violence and bullying kept popping up when talking with people,” Mr Moodley said.
“The Make Bullying History Foundation is delivering exceptional results around the country and we are very pleased to be part of it."
- Details: makebullyinghistory.org.