Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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Strategy 2025 sets out five strategic priorities for Ardoch to focus on as we work towards our vision.
Ardoch’s history – 30 years of impact.
Ardoch’s Annual and Financial Reports.
The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
The philanthropic, corporate and community partners who support our programs.
Ardoch delivers educational programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Our programs promote literacy and STEM learnings and enhance student aspirations by broadening their horizons.
Ardoch’s Literacy Support provides early intervention programs to improve the literacy and language skills of children in their crucial early and primary school years.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Ardoch uses an outcomes framework that is common to all of our programs to measure the impact of our work.
Ardoch School Costs Guide.
We measure our program outcomes using a range of methodologies and conduct internal and external evaluations to assess the impact of our programs.
Ardoch partners with schools that are identified as needing educational support.
Published external research and evaluation reports.
Volunteers are central to Ardoch’s work. We offer opportunities to volunteer individually or as part of a workplace.
Over the year Ardoch offers different events that our supporters can attend or sponsor.
Become a corporate partner and help improve the educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
Leaving a gift to Ardoch in your Will is an especially thoughtful and valued form of support.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of its supporters to help every child realise their potential. We offer several different ways to fundraise for Ardoch.
If you become a regular donor, your monthly donation will provide important, ongoing funding that will help every child realise their potential.
Ardoch relies on the generosity of philanthropy, corporate partners and the community to deliver our programs.
When I began my CEO Message in our last newsletter of late March with the words ‘Life is difficult for many people right now’ little did any of us know just how truly difficult life would become for so many people in our community. Nor how disrupted education would be for all children, or how severe the impact would be on those experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on lives across our community and while from a direct health impact we have been largely spared as a nation, relative to many others, we know that the road to recovery will nonetheless be long. Despite this, the support that the community and supporters have continued to show Ardoch during this period fills me with optimism that there is increased awareness of the impact of educational disadvantage and how willing people are to provide support where they can.
We’ve been delighted to continue receiving applications from people expressing interest in joining our Education Volunteers program and to see existing and new volunteers joining our new online professional development sessions in greater numbers than ever before. We know that our corporate partners remain committed to recruiting volunteers for our Literacy Buddies® and Numeracy Buddies programs even in the face of significant disruption and change in their own workplaces. Additionally, so many of our funders have offered flexibility in the timing and nature of agreed deliverables. Such support across the board is welcomed and valued. It is a testament to the commitment of each person and organisation involved to helping Ardoch ensure that every child can realise their potential through full participation in education.
Although it might still be some months away before we’ll be “lunching” in any great numbers again, our featured evaluation of Ardoch’s Learning Through Lunch program is a showcase example of different supporters joining with Ardoch to enable us to deliver such a high impact program.
If you are inspired by Ardoch’s work and the impact that our programs have on children and young people in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities, please consider showing your support by making a donation on or before 16 June, when your donation will be DOUBLED by one of Ardoch’s generous major donors. Stay well.
Kylee Bates Chief Executive Officer