Education gives children a sense of hope for their future. It empowers them to strive for success. Education also provides children with a strong foundation in order to be great community contributors. We are very proud of all our participants.
Established in Caroline Springs the homework program for migrant and refugee children is a relatively new youth settlement services program.
The program is coordinated by Annie, MiCare’s Caroline Springs Settlement Social Worker. Zhi (above, centre) is one of the tutors.
Yani (above), 6, is one of the youngest participants in the homework program. We asked Yani what he liked about the activity he was working on. Yani says, ‘I love activities that have pictures and have colours, it’s more fun! In this activity I have to count how many of the colour blocks are squares. It can be hard but it’s fun!’
The ‘count how many coloured squares’ activity sheet was a clear favourite among the students that evening.
Santa (above, far right) tells us that her favourite homework activity is multiplications. Program tutor, Zhi (above, far left) shows Santa the best approach to multiply and divide numbers. Santa smiles and proudly tell us, ‘I know up to my tens times table now!’
The program also provides students with healthy snacks such as fresh fruit as well as crackers with hummus.