Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.
One in three children in Australia’s most disadvantaged communities start school developmentally vulnerable and they continue to fall behind as they progress through school. Ardoch’s programs aim to change this.
We partner with schools and early years services to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement in education, build aspirations, enhance learning outcomes and increase the confidence of these children and young people. We mobilise community and workplace volunteers to support schools and early childhood services. We also advocate for and seek to influence policy change to reduce inequity in education.
In 2019, Ardoch partnered with 135 primary schools, secondary schools and early learning centres, mobilised 1,773 volunteers and supported the education of 18,715 children and young people living in disadvantaged communities around Australia.