Preston, student2student participant
In these communities, inter-generational disadvantage is all too common. Narelle and her husband had a limited education themselves. They know education will create new possibilities for their children, and The Smith Family sponsors and supporters are helping Preston and his sister Anika to stay in school longer.
The support from The Smith Family makes it easier for my parents to buy things like school shoes and uniforms for us,” said Preston, aged 10.
“[I’ve also done] the student2student reading program, which has been great. I’ve always liked reading at home. My reading buddy helped give me confidence to speak up and read in class.”