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The Silver Lining Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation that supports the provision of education, work experience and on-the-job training for young Australians from Cherbourg and the local area who do not fit into mainstream.

The Foundation does not provide these services itself. Rather, it has entered into an agreement with the Shaftesbury Centre (see link above near Shaftesbury's logo) to provide the services. It has made available to Shaftesbury the land and facilities it owns near Cherbourg for the provision of these services.

The Foundation owns approximately 170 hectares of land on the Bunya Highway midway between Murgon and Wondai in the South Burnett and approximately 15 kilometres from the Aboriginal town of Cherbourg. The property was named Bahan Jal Mono by Aunty Beryl Gambill, an Elder of the Wakka Wakka people and the Cherbourg community before she passed away in August 2012. Bahan Jal Mono means Place for People of Tomorrow in the language of the Wakka Wakka people on whose traditional land we sit.

Bahan Jal Mono has approximately 1.25 kilometres of permanent water frontage on Barambah Creek. The facilities at Bahan Jal Mono include conference, administrative and farm buildings, a fully established plant nursery, a professional spray unit and a professional fully equipped kitchen. Equipment includes tractors, vehicles and smaller equipment such as chainsaws.