THE LEARNING GUARANTEE PROJECT
This is a new program that Foundation 59 have committed to supporting.
Term 4, 2017 will see the commencement of this program which intends to identify 20-30 Grade 4 students from three different primary schools in the Hastings area and to get a commitment from these children’s families that they will attend school.
In return the program guarantees to provide a wrap-around service for the whole family of these students, that may include professional counseling, financial advice, medical support or whatever.
Plus any assistance of any nature the student themselves may need to continue at school.
The commitment to education is paramount to these services being offered.
This is a new program that has been trialed in the US and we look forward to hearing of the progress later this year.
This has been developed by Michael Devine at Western Port Secondary along with Safe Schools.
Michael, earlier this year won a Commonwealth Bank Teacher Scholarship for outstanding service to his school and community – the only one given in Victoria.
ROSEBUD SEA SCOUTS
Foundation 59 have committed to providing support to the Rosebud Sea Scouts Group, in particular, to the 8-10 year olds who have the opportunity to attend the 2017 Cuboree which is a camp to be held later in the year.
We are ever mindful of the enormous positive effect these camps can have on these children.
Our support will subsidize costs for some families plus allow some children whose families could not afford to send them on camp to also attend and join their fellow scouts.
A wonderful opportunity.
SORRENTO SEA SCOUTS
Similarly Foundation 59 has given support to a teenage group who have the opportunity to go to the Venturers Camp later in the year.
Despite the Scouts being based in Sorrento some of the children come from families in Rye who find the cost of these camps very high.
We are pleased to be able to offer them some much needed support.