Children's University Adelaide
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Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO), headquartered at The University of Adelaide, is an innovative program that engages and supports children and young people aged between four and 14 years in learning opportunities beyond the classroom. These experiences foster children’s ambitions and aspirations and increases their chances for educational achievement in the future.
With 3,888 students registered across the State this year, Children’s University Adelaide is constantly seeking to expand its reach and offerings to provide opportunities to more young students. Thanks to a recent partnership with Farina Restoration Group, three new remote schools joined the program in term three 2022 – Leigh Creek Area School, Marree Aboriginal School, and the Port Augusta “School of the Air.”
Steve Harding, a volunteer Project Officer with Farina Restoration Group (FRG), said they are pleased to provide educational support to students in the far north of South Australia. “Due to being sparsely populated, children often have less opportunity to be at the same educational level as their city counterparts,” he said.
Kiri Hagenus, Managing Director of Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO), said she is excited to be working with FRG to bring the program to Marree and Leigh Creek.
“The FRG is generously sponsoring the students’ involvement in the program, which will see the schools developing a greater connection to the work taking place to restore Farina, building connections with The University of Adelaide, and also becoming more involved in their own communities,” she said.