Club Central continues to change the lives of children across the Georges River region

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Pictured L-R: Margaret Starks, Club Central Vice President, Don Tilley, Learning Links General Manager Corporate Partnerships and Brian Clooney, Club Central President.

Learning Links is pleased to announce the continuation of our long-term funding partnership with Club Central 

Club Central is generously investing $30,000 to help close the education gap for disadvantaged children in the Georges River region  

CEO of Learning Links, Birgitte Maibom, said the ongoing generosity shown by Club Central is integral to the longterm work done by the organisation.  

“With this funding, Learning Links we can positively impact the lives of so many children across the Georges River LGA,” Ms Maibom said.  

We can deliver a range of support programs targeted to children with learning difficulties so that they can build the foundation skills they need to reach their full potential at school.” 

Learning Links will work in close collaboration with schools in the region to deliver specialised services to help disadvantaged children whose learning has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  

Despite incredible efforts by teachers during the remote learning period, many students have learnt less than they would have in the classroom, and there is now an even greater demand for targeted interventions to help recover the learning lost. 

With this new funding from Club Central, Learning Links will deliver three unique and focused programs.

The Counting for Life program will support ten children with numeracy difficulties in Years 3 to 5 – delivered at their school by volunteers across 10 weekly sessions. Volunteers will be trained in the nature of learning difficulties and in the delivery of the program, with the aim of improving children’s numeracy, self-esteem and confidence. 

A specialised Education Support intervention program will be implemented one day a week for two school terms at one priority school. Focus areas include literacy, numeracy, study, time management and concentration skills.  

Speech and Language Therapy will support children’s speech and communication at one priority school across two school terms to improve students’ social skills, reading, phonological awareness and comprehension. 

Learning Links would like to acknowledge and thank Club Central for their ongoing partnership that has been running for more than eight years, particularly in these times when clubs and organisations are facing a number of unprecedented challenges