Thanks to our Crisis Appeal donors, Schools Plus was able to deliver over $500,000 of funding to 58 schools across Australia to help them address the most urgent needs arising from the recent sequential crises. A report by the Grattan Institute called for $1bn of additional funding to help close the education gap already caused by disadvantage and now exacerbated by the recent pandemic. It says Australia’s most vulnerable students are likely to have lost a month of learning as a result of the lockdown.
Our Recovery Drive aims to raise money to help schools and students recover from the long-term impact of the horrific events of 2020. Your donation will be directed towards activities such as catch-up programs to address learning gaps, mental health initiatives for students and staff, and programs to re-engage students at risk of dropping out.