We are a not for profit organisation which means that almost all of our delivery into the thousands of schools relies on funding.
The (Life Ed) program builds social and emotional learning in children - getting to the root of how to build safe and positive relationships, to develop empathy, communicate respectfully, including how to respectfully disagree with someone.
My dad had been a heavy smoker since long before I was born, but one day, I came home from Healthy Harold really upset that his habit was putting his health – and life – in serious danger. That day – almost 20 years ago! – he had his last cigarette and hasn’t touched one since.
The Life Ed program can give children the ability to know what is right and what is wrong in an age-appropriate context, and just give them the tools to work out that they can speak out and can say something. They might think: ‘I know I’m a child, but adults aren’t always right'.
The Life Ed program assists as it has a high and equitable reach of children by being able to access them while they are at school in a learning environment. Its ability to cover a range of topics that may otherwise go without being addressed or spoken about at school or at home is also critical.
I have to say, having resilience and grit has to be one of the most important lessons I’ve taken away from the Life Ed program. That’s definitely something I think is crucial for young people when navigating the path to adulthood, so I am so glad I learned those lessons early on.
Your donations will be used to support the delivery of the Life Ed program.
As a charity, Life Ed relies on donations to continue and extend our work. Last year we empowered 700,000 Australian children with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy choices. We believe every child deserves this opportunity and with your support, we can make this happen.