Backpacks for Success appeal 2017
We all know that education is key to a child’s success in life, but sadly for many they simply don’t have the proper tools to ensure they can achieve their potential or even study at all.
Statistics show that Young Children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds often have poor literacy and numeracy skills and are behind their peers in educational outcomes.
In the past these children may not of had a proper school bag or stationary , proper hat, uniform, lunchbox or drink bottle or prehaps they dont have access to a computer or internet at home ? maybe their homelife prevents them from safley doing homework or study?
Vulnerable children need every opportunity possible to be successful in their education journey, providing the tools for school life is a simple first step to improving a child's chances for success.
This year we are also very excited to be launching our homework club in Goulburn NSW.
Located with in our Angels Community centre we have created a safe environment for children and young people to come and have free access to computers ,internet plus we are building an experianced team of volunteer tutors who can assist in many ways including listening to a child read, or maybe providing help completing weekly homework sheets.
HOW CAN YOU HELP ?
You can help in the following ways;
If you would like to help in some other way or if you need information about your nearest angels team simply complete our "contact form" and we will get back to you with in 24-48hours.
If you are a parent of school aged children an easy guide is to look at your child's book list for the new school year, any item listed will be needed in our appeal and gratefully accepted by our teams.
lunch box / bag
Lunch Ice-cooler bricks
Bucket Style Hats
Bus pass holder
paint shirt / smock
pencils and textas
HB and 2B lead pencils
Rulers (not metal)
Pens ( blue, black , red)
White board markers
clear display wallets
USB thumb drives
Dictionary and thesaurus
Exercise books for juniors and seniors
Maths grid books