Spread the word

Thanks to the support of many thousands of caring Australians like yourself, in the last year, we reached more than 127,424 disadvantaged children and their families in 94 communities across Australia. Sadly, there are many more Australian children in need.

By sharing why you sponsor a child, support our work with a monthly donation, or volunteer in one of Learning for Life communities, you’ll encourage others to also give generously.

The more you share, the more people we can reach to spread the word about the need to support the 1.1 million Australian children and young people living in poverty1. You’ll also help us to raise awareness about the importance of giving every Australian child the chance to fully participate in their education so they can learn, for life.

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Students with Learning for Life Coordinator

tales of the one in ten

Meet Alice, David, Jess and Steven

Discover the inspiring stories of Alice, David, Jess and Steven. Four children who are challenged by changes in their life. With extra pressures and responsibilities they become disengaged from school and look likely to never catch up. But help does arrive and Alice, David, Jess and Steven are given extra support for their education.



Our website and social networks are great for learning more about the important issue of disadvantage in Australia. Share our webpages, Facebook posts, tweets and newsletters with your family and friends to help spread our message.

1 ACOSS & SPRC (2016) Poverty in Australia, 2016, Australian Council of Social Services, Sydney.