How we help

Contributing to a better future for young Australians in need.

Education is a driver of real and powerful change that can break the cycle of disadvantage. Over the last year, thanks to the support of thousands of generous Australians, and the dedication of our staff and volunteers, we provided education-oriented learning and support programs to more than 127,424 disadvantaged Australian children and their families.


“I want you to know that without your help many children like me would drop out of school earlier and not accomplish the things I have been able to. You have given me a sense of hope and the ability to finish what I started!” - Temia, a Learning for Life student

In Financial Year 2016 your support had a big impact

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  • 90% of surveyed parents indicated that they read more with their child through our Let’s Read program.

  • 95% of students improved their reading.  90% of students reported that they enjoy reading more now through our student2student reading program.

  • 88% of students said Learning Clubs helped them try harder at school.

  • Students from Years 9 to 11 were matched with trained mentors to guide and help them plan career and study paths through our online mentoring program iTrack.  91% of participating students agreed that chatting with their mentor helped them understand more about reaching their career goals.  88% agreed that their mentor helped them to be more positive about their future career and study options.

Funding efficiency


We are grateful for all the contributions we receive and always strive to make sure donations are directed to the area of greatest need, in the most efficient way possible.

Last year, of every $1 raised from our corporate partners, individual supporters, trusts and foundations, university partners, government partnerships and bequests, 82 cents was spent on our programs to help disadvantaged children participate fully in their education.

For more detailed information please visit our finances.

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One day when I look back on my life, I hope that I have done all the things I wanted to, can be proud of them, and to have achieved all that I wanted to. A big part of that would be thanks to [The Smith Family], and the consideration and support you have showed to me and my family. For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Abby, a Learning for Life student.

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