Sheargold Foundation has contributed $10,000 towards the Room to Read 'Emergency Appeal' to help respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on the students Room to Read supports.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impacts on student learning across the world, but students in low-income areas will be the most negatively affected. In these countries, governments have been less able to provide remote learning opportunities and guidance to teachers to address student learning needs during the crisis.
Room to Read’s new distance learning programs are serving as an essential lifeline to the world’s most vulnerable children. To facilitate learning in this environment, Room to Read provides human connectivity via the channels that are most accessible to low-income children, including telephone, radio and TV broadcasts, as well as text messaging and the distribution of hard copies of educational materials
‘Digital Library for at Risk Individual’s’ project
We are excited to announce our newest partnership with The Footpath Library.
Sheargold Foundation would like to contribute $10,000 towards The Footpath Library’s new ‘Digital Library for at Risk Individual’s’ project.
This incredible collaboration between Wheelers Books and The Footpath Library will allow people living in assisted housing, hostels, refuges, attending community centres or other outreach programs to have access to e-books and audio books through the Digital Library program.
This means an unlimited number of users will be able to borrow audio/e books making reading, learning and gaining of knowledge more accessible to all.
New Mentoring Program in the Illawarra region
This year we will be continuing to partner with the inspiring Top Blokes Foundation by providing a $9,000 grant towards two new ‘Stepping Up mentoring programs’ in the Illawarra region for at-risk and disengaged boys in grades 5 and 6.
Through weekly mentoring and social education workshops, participants have access to positive role modelling and increased knowledge and skills in the areas of mental well-being, anger management, online behaviours, discrimination, healthy relationships, masculinity, leadership and teamwork etc.
We are honoured to be able to work with Top Blokes again.