We believe every young person should have the opportunity to learn and thrive, but it’s a sad reality that thousands of Victorian children living in poverty don’t have that opportunity.
By the time parents have purchased uniforms, books, stationery, digital devices and school fees, there is little left over for the family to survive on. To thrive, students need time, patience and consistency. Vinnies does this by providing:
- Learning programs that support children and young people to develop social, emotional and academic skills and confidence.
- 1:1 student-directed support focusing on developing the four pillars of literacy – reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- School essentials, such as uniforms and shoes and items such as books, stationery and digital devices that are standard inclusions on many book lists in Victoria.
Finally, no young mind can learn without good nutrition and Vinnies also provides food to hungry families every day.