Aussie Helpers ‘Angels’ Boost 100s of Farming Kids’ Education Every Year

Our experienced volunteers donate their time and expertise to support geographically isolated kids with their learning needs—both virtually and in-person.

Education inequality for Aussie bush kids is not news. It’s been on and off the political agenda for decades—with rolling reviews and commitments but no meaningful solutions to tangibly bridge the divide.

Aussie Helpers CEO Tash Kocks said recent NAPLAN commentary highlighted the continued inequality between Aussie bush and city kids but failed to mention that bush kids tended to perform below the OECD average while city kids performed above it.

“It’s alarming and real—and, because it’s continued for so long—it’s actually intergenerational,” said Ms Kocks.

Federal Education Minister, Jason Clare, recently identified that small-group tutoring, and additional catch-up support were two examples that would help struggling children and were needed now—before the situation worsened.

Aussie Helpers has prioritised action in support of farmers and their families for 21 years, supporting farmers wherever, whenever and however they need it.

“We’re proud of our leading tutoring Aussie Helpers Volunteers for Isolated Student Education (AHVISE) initiative, which has have helped more than 1,500 farming kids.

“Our AHVISE ‘Angels’—experienced, often retired teacher and tutor volunteers—donate their time and expertise to support geographically isolated families with their kids’ education needs—both virtually and in-person.

“We urge all farming families concerned about their kids’ education to reach out to us—we are here for you and ready to help. We help hundreds of bush kids every year,” said Ms Kocks.

Aussie Helpers welcomes teachers and tutors with the appropriate experience to volunteer through our AHVISE program and help make a real difference to bush kids. Aussie Helpers reimburse travel costs of Angels (up to $1,500 per placement), funded entirely through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in the community.

To support Aussie Helpers to improve education inequality and make a difference to the futures of bush kids today—visit ahvise.org.au.

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Helping Aussie farming families this Christmas

Like millions of Aussies right now, many farmers are struggling. And, as hotter and drier conditions return, we’re anticipating more farmers will need our help than ever before.

It’s a tragic irony that farmers work from sun-up to sunset to feed our families—and yet many will struggle to afford a Christmas lunch and gifts for their loved ones.

There are many ways to helps us to help Aussie farming families in need this Christmas, including donating funds, donating goods, volunteering, fundraising and partnering.

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We’re here to help you and your families

Times are really tough for farming families across Australia.

Please know that you’re not alone.

With the help of our donors, partners and volunteers, we’re doing everything we can to support you through this tough time and bring a smile to your family this Christmas.

If you’re a farmer and would like to register for support this Christmas, please complete the form below.

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Supporting schools in farming communities

With the help of our donors, partners and sponsors, we’re committed to extending Brekkie in a Bag to support even more schools in farming communities in 2024.

We are pleased to confirm that Sanitarium and The Big Little Dairy Company have generously agreed to support Brekkie in a Bag in first semester 2024 and we are actively seeking further support to extend the program and ensure we can keep up with an increasing demand.

If you’re a rural or remote school with farming kids in attendance and are concerned about the risk of food insecurity impacting families, please register an expression of interest for Brekkie in a Bag.

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Help farming kids with free healthy breakfasts

With the help of our donors, partners and sponsors, we’re committed to extending Brekkie in a Bag to support even more schools in farming communities in 2024.