South32 helps to educate regional students

Overview

South32 funds one-on-one tutoring and mentoring at Boddington District High School.

Results

Regional and remote students receive intensive math tuition and mentoring to help them reach their educational goals.

South32 Worsley Alumina has partnered with the Teach Learn Grow program to provide valuable one-on-one tutoring and mentoring at Boddington District High School. The community investment funding of $10,000 supports Tech Learn Grow’s education programs, which allows for university students to volunteer for two weeks over the school year, providing intensive math tuition and mentoring.

Rural and remote school students face many challenges and figures show they are regularly outperformed by metropolitan students, particularly in numeracy and literacy. Teach Learn Grow helps to bridge this education gap by providing an intensive week-long tutoring program, twice a year, for schools outside the city.

South32 is pleased to support this local program, which tackles educational disparity and helps students reach their education goals. In 2018, 34 primary school aged students and 12 high school students at Boddington District High School have benefited from the one-on-one tutoring and weekly e-mentoring sessions.

The Winter Rural Program took place in the final week of Term Two and the Summer Rural Program was held in early December. The volunteers not only helped at Boddington District High School but also assisted with out of school activities like sports coaching and umpiring and other social activities during their visit.