Many children live in areas of Australia where they have limited access to inclusive education, social opportunities, technology and support resources. M.Y Van
(Mobile Youth Van) is a youth education program that offers alternative education for youth and social activities such as music events, creative programs and sporting competitions. Below, find out more about how we are helping young people through our youth education program who may otherwise feel isolated, marginalised and left behind.
Save The Children has been helping the world’s most vulnerable children for over 100 years. Through our global network, we can reach millions of children and their families in 117 countries to provide immediate and ongoing support through our emergency relief and programs. Here are some of the ways we help youth through our youth education programs.
The programs we run in Australia focus on reaching, engaging and providing support for all children regardless of background, location or circumstances. Working in partnership with local communities, government, other NGOs, community and advocacy groups, corporate partners and individual donors we can provide more effective support through a collaborative approach.
Being fully mobile, our youth education program
M.Y. Van enables us to reach young people in areas where support is limited or may not otherwise be available to them. M.Y.van is used for a variety of purposes including:
- As an alternative classroom
- As an engagement service to help get young people to get off the streets and reduce anti-social behaviour
- For running school holiday programs, youth festivals and sports events
- Running workshops such as creative arts and Aboriginal language preservation
We are also able to provide alternative education for youth by taking an innovative approach using music, digital media and sport.
How To Support Our Youth Education Programs
There are many ways you can support our youth education programs but one of the most effective ways is to make a donation. We wouldn’t be able to run our programs without the generosity of those who donate.
You can make a difference to the lives of young Australians by donating today. Make a single donation
or become a monthly giver
. 79% of donations go directly towards program expenditure.