Our campus has students from diverse backgrounds; many are returning to education and over 50% are newly arrived migrants or refugees. We have many students whose goal is to complete secondary school but who are on low incomes and have little to no family support. This makes learning to drive very challenging.
We understand that holding a driver's licence is crucial to getting work and getting around this big city. For this reason our campus runs the Keys for Life program which teaches road rules and supports students to get their learner's permit. We also help our students access RYDE, a program which provides driving practice to those who already know how to drive but need to complete their driving log books. Our aim is to raise money so we can subsidise driving lessons for those students who can't afford them. Students will also be asked to contribute some of their own money to each lesson.
Our students have been volunteering to raise money by holding a weekly jumble sale on campus but it's slow going as we're keeping prices very low. Any funds raised in addition to this will enable us to open up the driving lesson grant to more needy students.
This is a project that will change the lives of young people who are most at need and making great sacrifices to complete their education. It will also help keep our roads safe! Thank you for your support.