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DECJUBA Foundation

DECJUBA FOUNDATION X THE SMITH FAMILY

Published

January 26th, 2022

The Smith Family is the national children's education charity, helping young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

The ability to read is crucial to participate in all aspects of society-socially, economically, culturally and digitally. Unfortunately, not all Australian children have good literacy skills.

Evidence indicates that one of the best ways to support students who have reading difficulties is for the help to come from someone close to their own age (1). This is where The Smith Family's unique peer-to-peer reading program student2student program comes in.

DECJUBA is proud to partner with The Smith Family and support over 100 children via the student2student program.

The program works by pairing children up to two years behind in their reading with trained student buddies who work with them to improve their reading skills.

At DECJUBA we believe in the power of education to change lives. I am so excited to launch our Foundation partnership with The Smith Family and support their vision to provide a better future for young Australians in need.

TANIA AUSTIN, DECJUBA FOUNDER & CEO

In 2020, the program saw incredible results, with 94% of students improving their reading and 71% of students doubling their reading progress.

At DECJUBA, we believe that supporting a child's education gives them the chance to realise their full potential. Through The Smith Family, we can help Australian children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to fully participate in their education, opening them up to a world of opportunity and positive change. DECJUBA is committed to supporting young Australians in need through The Smith Family's student2student program.

The support of the DECJUBA Foundation means we can help even more Australian children to build essential literacy skills that allow them to realise their true potential.

JUDY BARRACLOUGH, THE SMITH FAMILY DEPUTY CEO

The DECJUBA Foundation is proud to support this #AMAZING program. Everyone deserves #education.

For further details about how you can get involved, please visit The Smith Family Website.


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DECJUBA acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.