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.
National Student Volunteer Week was celebrated on 10-16th August this year. It is a week that offers organisations the opportunity to acknowledge the impact made by students through volunteering. The theme this year was: Collective Impact: Give. Grow. Connect. This promotes the idea that together student volunteers make a collective impact on Australia. Specifically, when they give to a cause, it allows them to grow and flourish, while simultaneously connecting them with like-minded people.
While volunteering this year hasn’t looked the same as previous years, we have had a number of our student volunteers generously demonstrate their commitment to supporting the education of children facing disadvantage by pivoting into our letter writing programs.
There are two letter writing programs that allow Ardoch’s Education Volunteers to continue volunteering in remote circumstances. The first program provides our volunteers the opportunity to exchange letters with the class they were volunteering in prior to shut down, to continue the connection with the students. The second is through Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies® program.
We interviewed and featured several of them over the week on both our website and social media.
Here are some highlights of what they had to say:
‘I volunteer to make a difference in someone’s life.’
‘I believe in the power of words and how they can contain warmth and power and bring a positive energy to the recipients.’
We cannot thank our student volunteers enough for the continued commitment and enthusiasm they show in supporting the education of children facing disadvantage.