2021 was a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with volunteers unable to visit classrooms, students unable to attend excursions outside school grounds and incursions not being able to physically take place at schools. However, this did not stop us from delivering our education programs to support more than 20,000 children.
With a focus to future-proof Ardoch’s program delivery through the use of technology (60% of Ardoch’s program delivery was able to be done virtually in 2021), our 1136 volunteers provided over 1300 volunteer hours of support to help children pushed into disadvantage.
There were five main areas of Ardoch’s strategic adaptation in 2021, which included:
We were thrilled to see the impact of our education support programs via a selection of survey results. Some of these included:
Despite challenges, the difference Ardoch programs are making by working with vulnerable children is clear, and we aim to make an even bigger impact in 2022. To make a difference and support our children’s education charity, consider becoming a regular donor, https://give.ardoch.org.au/nowmorethanever