Seasons Greetings! From everyone at IWG we would like to wish you and your family a very safe holiday period and all the best for the new year.
This year we went paperless for a cause, sending digital Xmas greetings to our clients and repurposing the money saved to sponsor a child through The Smith Family's foundation to provide:
Financial support to pay for school essentials like a school uniform, shoes, textbooks and excursions.
Guidance and support from a Learning for Life Coordinator who works with the family and understands the specific needs of a child.
Access to out-of-school educational opportunities. These can include The Smith Family’s learning and mentoring programs.
One in six Australian children and young people are growing up in poverty, where even the bare necessities are hard to come by. In a family where there is no regular income, money goes on food, rent and bills. Finding money for a school uniform, proper shoes, textbooks or the next school excursion is often impossible.
Through no fault of their own, these disadvantaged children are struggling at school because they don’t have what they need to fit in, catch up or keep up with their peers.