YouthCARE chaplain Yuko Tonai-Moore aiming to assist Bridgetown

Making a difference: Teacher and YouthCARE chaplain Yuko Tonai-Moore hopes to assist students, staff and parents in Bridgetown and Greenbushes. Photo: Supplied.
Making a difference: Teacher and YouthCARE chaplain Yuko Tonai-Moore hopes to assist students, staff and parents in Bridgetown and Greenbushes. Photo: Supplied.

One of YouthCARE’s newest chaplains has created a strong foundation in the South West. 

Yuko Tonai-Moore is serving as YouthCARE chaplain at Bridgetown High School two days a week. 

Ms Tonai-Moore also teaches Japanese at Bridgetown and Greenbushes’ primary schools three days a week.

She said she felt comfortable in the community and was honoured to be invited into the school as a chaplain. 

“I love the area, I love living in the country and being part of the community here is wonderful,” she said.

“I just want to be a part of the community and give children some positive support, that’s what I am here for.

“Everyone has a dream and I hope their dreams come true, I hope I can play a small part in their lives to make sure their dreams actually happen.” 

The chaplain aimed to provide assistance for students, staff and parents. 

Ms Tonai-Moore first became involved in YouthCARE 20 years ago.

In 2018, she will celebrate her 24th year in the region.