Each year, more than 100 VCE students in Victoria from disadvantaged backgrounds are the recipients of textbooks, digital resources and stationery donations.
Skyline Education Foundation Australia provides intensive support for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for the last two years of their secondary education. The Skyline Program is the first of its kind in Australia, providing financial, educational, emotional and practical support for bursary recipients.
Campion Education, Australia’s largest supplier of education resources to primary and secondary schools partnered with Skyline in 2017, and each year facilitates picking and packing donations of vital education supplies from partners including publishers; Oxford, Pearson, Jacaranda, Nelson Cengage Learning, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, as well as stationery suppliers such as ACCO.
“At Campion Education, we are passionate about providing the best learning outcomes for students.” says James Cathro, Campion Education’s Managing Director, “not all students with the potential to achieve high academic results have the same opportunities, so we believe it is vital to work with foundations like Skyline, who are doing great work in supporting disadvantaged students to achieve their very best.”
The 2019 Skyline Annual Reception was held on 28 May 2019, with an address from The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia, who spoke about the importance of children’s education in breaking the cycle of disadvantaged families. The Foundation’s supporters heard inspiring and emotional stories from students whose futures have been positively changed by becoming Skyline recipients and graduates, allowing some of them to become the first member of their family to graduate from higher education.
“We are so thankful to partners like Campion Education for their ongoing support in ensuring these talented children, who need education resources, can have equal opportunities to thrive”, said Skyline Chair, Katrina Reynen.
Campion Education also supports many other charitable organisations including the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to assist in the education of all children across Australia.
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