Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Dandenong Education Program
The Dandenong Education program has been running for over 10 years. It is a free service that specialises in offering weekly social, emotional and academic support to students from all walks of life. Over 50 volunteers work each week with up to 150 students from backgrounds that include refuges, new migrants and disadvantaged families. The program is framed through the theory of a “growth mindset” and runs every Saturday morning during government school terms. During Covid restrictions the program has moved online and is running twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday form 3.45-5pm.
Eligibility Criteria: Individuals from Grade 2 in Primary school and all Secondary school students are welcome. All students must have a parent, carer or guardian sign a student registration form to participate. Any students is welcomed into the program but most of our students come from Refugee, Asylum Seeker or new Migrant families.