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Support for disadvantaged students

At the Annual Reception for Skyline Education Foundation Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard AC spoke about the importance of children’s education in breaking the cycle of disadvantaged families.

Skyline Education Foundation provides intensive support for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for the last two years of their secondary education. The Skyline Program is the first of its kind in Australia, providing financial, educational, emotional and practical support for bursary recipients.

Each year, more than 100 VCE students in Victoria from disadvantaged backgrounds are the recipients of textbooks, digital resources and stationery donations.

The 2019 Skyline Annual Reception took place on 28 May 2019, where the foundation’s supporters heard from former Prime Minister Ms Gillard, and heard inspiring and emotional stories from students whose futures have been positively changed by becoming Skyline recipients and graduates.

Supplier of education resources to primary and secondary schools, Campion Education, partnered with Skyline in 2017, and each year facilitates picking and packing donations of vital education supplies from partners including publishers Oxford, Pearson, Jacaranda, Nelson Cengage Learning, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Education, Oxford University Press, as well as stationery suppliers such as ACCO.

“At Campion Education, we are passionate about providing the best learning outcomes for students,” said James Cathro, Campion Education’s Managing Director. “Not all students with the potential to achieve high academic results have the same opportunities, so we believe it is vital to work with foundations like Skyline, who are doing great work in supporting disadvantaged students to achieve their very best.”

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