When you don’t have what you need to fit in, school can feel like the worst place in the world.
One in ten Australian children are growing up in disadvantage1, where even the bare necessities are hard to come by. In a family where there is no regular income, money goes on food, rent and bills. Finding money for a school uniform, proper shoes, textbooks or the next school excursion is often impossible. Through no fault of their own, these children miss out and are isolated from being different.
For $48 per month you can make a lasting difference to the life of one of these children. Because it takes a big caring family to raise a child, each student is paired with two sponsors. This ensures your sponsored child receives life-changing, comprehensive support as long as they are at school, and enables them to acquire the skills they will need to create a better future.
1 Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2013). Labour force status and other characteristics of families, June 2012.