For Australia's most marginalised kids – living with disability, experiencing financial disadvantage, being from a culturally diverse background, being Indigenous, living in a rural or remote area, or living in out-of-home care – education is one of several protective factors influencing wellbeing. Business leaders now have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their local community, regardless of their philanthropic budget.
We believe that equal access to education, especially in coding and STEM, is a right not a privilege. Because every child should be able to make their mark on the world and build a better future for us all.
Marginalised kids are twice as likely to leave school before the age of 16. Those who had left school early were significantly more likely to remain marginalised. Access to education is one of the strongest predictors that a young person will exit marginalisation. - University of Canberra.