Supporting families to make the most of educational opportunities
Save the Children’s Family Learning Club aims to support the learning and development of children experiencing educational disadvantage. It empowers parents to have the confidence, skills and knowledge to support their child’s learning and participation in education.
Who is the program for?
Families attending the Family Learning Club are predominantly from refugee backgrounds or have had refugee-like experiences residing in public housing estates in Fitzroy and Collingwood.
They face significant challenges in accessing services and navigating education systems. They may be unaware of learning and development opportunities for their children and experience intergenerational poverty. Very often they have limited educational resources within their homes and have limited support available to them. As result, both children and parents in these families demonstrate inequity in educational outcomes.
The program is run by two Save the Children Bicultural Workers and a team of trained volunteers who assist children with their language, literacy and numeracy, as well as social and emotional skills. At the same time, parents are supported through conversation or tutoring to strengthen their English language skills.
As well as their own homework and books, children are provided with additional resources and participate in educational games, team activities and shared learning opportunities for both children and parents, which offer them a chance to interact in a fun learning environment.
The Family Learning Club is an after-school program run four days a week during school terms, in two locations - Collingwood College and Cubbies in Fitzroy.
Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Thursday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Cubbies, Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy
Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Friday 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
For more information contact the Family Learning Club Team Leader on 0499 368 603.
Image is representative of Save the Children family services programs in general.