Where you grow up and your family’s resources can strongly influence your access to critical educational opportunities and services from early childhood through to adulthood.
Ardoch seeks to change this.
Who we are
Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in communities facing disadvantage.
To support children and young people from disadvantaged communities to engage in learning and believe in a future of possibilities.
Every child’s potential is realised through full participation in education.Learn more
Ardoch’s Writer in Residence
With the support of the Aesop Foundation, Ardoch is scaling our Writer in Residence program into five disadvantaged schools in Melbourne this year. The first school partner to benefit from this program was St Brendan’s School in Flemington. Many students experience high levels of disadvantage with a range of language and literacy challenges. They can… Read more »
National Student Volunteer Week
Every year in August, Ardoch celebrates National Student Volunteer Week. This is a week that recognises students who volunteer and the difference they make to society. Student volunteers are critical to helping Ardoch improve educational outcomes for children living in disadvantaged communities. Without their ongoing support, along with our other volunteers, Ardoch would not be… Read more »
Always reach for the stars
Ardoch was very excited to be one of the listed charity partners for this year’s Run Melbourne on Sunday, 28 July. With more than 20,000 runners heading past some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks, this wasn’t your average run. Run Melbourne helps support many wonderful charities and events such as this are always a great… Read more »