A homework club for indigenous children in Brimbank is entering its second year, and it’s hoping to grow.
The Koori Homework Club is run at St Albans’ Bowery Theatre on Mondays during the school term, and organiser Lee-Anne Clarke said the first 12 months had been a huge success.
“I work for the Department of Education and Training, and in the Koori engagement support sector in Brimbank and Melton … I noticed a need for some type of community connection with the children and also to culturally support them,” Ms Clarke said.
“It’s a big indigenous community in Brimbank, over 800 people, and we’re slowly building this program up.
“The first year has gone really well, and the kids and families all look forward to it each week, which is fantastic.”
The program works with primary and secondary-aged children, helping with reading and maths, as well as art and story telling around indigenous culture.
“It’s culturally based, and I believe it’s important because outside of the Koori Homework Club we don’t have a community hub for indigenous culture in Brimbank,” Ms Clarke said.
The Koori Homework Club is run at the Bowery Theatre from 3.15pm on Mondays during the school term.