The best part of Kathy and Ruth’s roles is watching students become more confident in their abilities. They will never forget one young student who would not look at them, talk or even eat the snacks when she first came. By the end of the year, she was participating fully in the activities and had set herself a big goal for the future.
“I remember she stood up on stage and actually spoke into the microphone. She said she wanted to be the Prime Minister of Australia!” said Kathy.
Ruth is constantly amazed by the impact of Learning Club. She loves the positive feedback from parents and huge shifts in the students’ attitudes towards learning.
“To see these five year-olds – they don't talk to you and they don't smile at you. But then they just develop. They're like sponges,” said Ruth.
“We're doing the academic bit, but what we're doing with them socially is even more important. They want to come to Learning Club!”