For the last 25 years, the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation has been working with Indigenous children and their families in Victoria from its Ballarat Learning Centre. This centre has been an extraordinary success, helping educate and mentor many thousands of children over this time, many of which have gone on to university and employment. This centre is the model for our new Melbourne Learning Centre.
The Melbourne Learning Centre will address a real and growing need to assist the many Indigenous children and their families in Melbourne. With nearly half of all Indigenous Victorians living in the Melbourne area∗, there is a pressing need to help these families meet the challenges of education and life.
Tutoring takes place in Fitzroy or Collingwood and we envisage this service will be used by hundreds of children and their families consistently throughout the year.
∗ Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, http://www.abs.gov.au/