Medowie Christian College has made a generous $500 donation to the Homework Help program at Tea Gardens library, which will be used to support local student’s needs by building on the resources available.
The Homework Help program started in May 2014 and is offered at the Tea Gardens, Forster and Nabiac libraries every week during the school term.
At Tea Gardens library, students can call in every Wednesday from 3.15-4.45pm and have access to volunteer tutors, free printing, photocopying, Wi-Fi and afternoon tea to keep their energy levels up.
MidCoast Council libraries manager, Chris Jones, is extremely grateful for Medowie Christian College’s generous donation and support of the program.
“We had Medowie Christian College’s principal, Simon Herd call in to Tea Garden’s library and he was so impressed with the program and the services that we offer to students, that he wanted to support it,” Mr Jones said.
“We can’t thank Simon and the school enough for their generosity.”
Research suggests that just 20-40 minutes with a tutor each week can make a remarkable difference to a student’s confidence and success.
“The Homework Help program has supported over 1000 students to date and with more resources available for both students and tutors, we can only build on this number.”
For more information about the Homework Help program, drop in or call your local library and have a chat to the friendly staff.