Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies® program is a letter exchange program designed to give workplaces an opportunity to support the education of children in disadvantaged communities.
Ardoch’s Literacy Buddies® program matches classes of primary school students (Little Buddies) with workplace volunteers (Big Buddies) to improve literacy and inspire learning through the art of letter writing. The Buddies exchange letters throughout the school year and visit each other twice, once at the school and once at the workplace. The program gives the children a real-life context in which to practice their writing and composition skills. The program also aims to build the aspirations of the children by bringing them into contact with successful working role models in a range of professions and jobs.