The Homework Club Grants Initiative provides funding to support young people from African heritage enrolled in Victorian primary and secondary schools, to achieve their best educational outcomes.
Community organisations were encouraged to propose new, innovative approaches where community members and schools worked together to maximise the engagement of young people in education.
The objectives of the initiative are to:
- ensure African young people and their families and carers are provided with a safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate environment to interact and engage
- build and nurture positive relationships between community organisations, schools, parents, carers and African young people
- assist with homework – literacy, numeracy and communication skills, and other activities including parent engagement.
The initiative is a part of the Department's response to the Victorian African Communities Action Plan. Funding has been provided by us alongside the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
Organisations funded are:
- African Australian Welfare Bureau Inc.
- Australian Muslim Social Services Agency (AMSSA)
- Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC) Inc.
- Community in Abundance Inc.
- Debre Genet Saint Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
- Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services (ERCRS)
- Family Strengthening and Violence Prevention Community Inc. (FSVPCI)
- Inner Melbourne African Australian Partnership (IMAAP)
- Living and Learning Pakenham Inc.
- Multicultural Youth Support Services (MYSS) Inc.
- Save the Children Australia
- Victorian Youth Support Services Association (VYSSA) Inc.
For more information about the Homework Club Grants Initiative, contact