The Flemington Homework club continues to go from strength to strength. It runs every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm during school term with between 3 and 10 volunteers helping in maths, science and English. Thank you to the continued efforts of Tehiya Umer, who also introduced an optional cooking class for the kids this year, and Yasseen Musa, Africause homework club has been able to help a core of 20 kids which can grow to as much as 35 at times through the year.
Excitingly the success of this program has been recognised more broadly and we are currently in the process of establishing a second homework club to help kids and young people in the southern suburbs of Melbourne. This initiative has been championed by two of our board members, Dr Berhan Ahmed and Aban James and will be delivered in partnership with Monash University and Dandenong High School. For this partnership we need to offer a vote of thanks in particular to Professor Michelle Leech of Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, and the Dandenong High School, whose assistance has been instrumental in making this initiative possible.