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Initial findings of research into our national HIPPY early learning and parenting program indicate children’s learning outcomes improve by doing HIPPY.
Joseph Youhana brings a unique perspective to his work at the Brotherhood of St Laurence: he has been a refugee and has now stepped up to assist refugees to settle in Australia. This week he returned to work in Melbourne’s north after attending a major United Nations conference in Geneva, Switzerland, exploring the challenges experienced by refugees.
An independent study has found 87 per cent of low income families who take part in our Saver Plus program are saving the same amount or more up to seven years after completing it.
Within three months of starting a job brokered by our Reconnect program, George, 18, was promoted to team leader. He could not find work after finishing Year 10 two years ago, when he came to our Reconnect program in Frankston, one of Victoria’s youth unemployment hotspots in Melbourne’s outer south east.
Public housing resident Chernet, 21, is enjoying his job as a builder’s labourer and the sense of security that comes from working full-time. ‘Life is more stable now I’ve got a job,’ he says.
More than 36,000 people around Australia have saved with Saver Plus since it started in 2003 –people like Sharon and Maria.
Sally has been volunteering at our Breakfast Club for three years, and told us about her experience of volunteering with the Brotherhood, in her own words.