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Reading Out of Poverty

Christmas gifts of a book for kids who don’t own a single book

Christmas gifts of a book for kids who don’t own a single book

We propose to distribute 6000 Christmas gifts of Children’s books to kids in Victoria who don’t own a single book. We strive to see children disco...

australia > VIC > both
01/12/2020 > 25/12/2020

FIELD OF INTEREST

  • Individual/family services & support
  • Education & training

TARGET POPULATION

  • Asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and people from CALD backgrounds
  • Early years (0-5)

PROJECT SUMMARY

We propose to distribute 6000 Christmas gifts of Children’s books to kids in Victoria who don’t own a single book. We strive to see children discover the joy of reading and equip parents to be their child’s first teacher.

This Christmas we aim to donate 6000 new books to children in Victoria from a low-income background. We focus regions for the book distribution is Latrobe Valley, Geelong and Dandenong

Nourishing a child’s mind in the first 10 years of their life is as essential as feeding their body. New scientific research confirms that what happens to a child’s brain in their earliest years shapes the adults they become, the success they achieve, and the contributions they make to our economy and society. Unfortunately, too many of our kids today are not getting the nourishment they need. The evidence is clear. The ability to learn to read is the single most significant factor to allow a child to reach their full potential. At ROOP, we strive to close the literacy gap and see kids discover a love and habit of reading. We are specifically focused on children from ethnic minorities and low-income backgrounds

We distribute the books and parent resources through playgroups and community groups.

We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19, and this is especially true for our children – particularly children living in poverty. Without school or their regular support systems, children around Victoria are struggling with fear, anxiety, and isolation unlike anything they have ever known – and experts agree that the emotional and psychological consequences of this will last far beyond the pandemic itself. As lifelong advocates for the social-emotional well-being of children, we at ROOP are working harder than ever to make sure that our youngest and most vulnerable are not left behind during this crisis.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

Enhance literacy skills among the children we support.
Create and maintain a love for and a habit of reading within families and communities in Victoria.
Create awareness within the communities about the importance of early literacy development.
Reduce the gap between children from a disadvantaged background and their wealthier peers.
Train parents to support their children in their learning.
Seek learning opportunities for children.

Profile of Reading Out of Poverty

Reading Out of Poverty

Since 2011, Reading out of Poverty (ROOP) is the only non-profit organisation in Victoria with a sole focus on providing early literacy skills and school preparedness for children aged 0-5 years from a disadvantaged background.

Mission
We promote the importance of literacy in the early years and provide literacy resources and services to families and children from low socio- economic backgrounds; including migrants, refugees, and indigenous individuals in Victoria.

Vision
A Victoria where children from all cultures, genders, and backgrounds can develop literacy skills and quality education to reach their full potential; so they can contribute to the community and the world.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TOTAL BUDGET: $20,000
FUNDING
Funding sourceAmount
Other grant$5,000
Funding gap (unconfirmed)$15,000
EXPENSES
Expense itemAmount
Purchase of books$15,000
Project costs$5,000

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