Annual Alcoa Celebration showcases variety of roles that make a difference
The life changing impact of EdConnect Australia volunteers on local schools and students was on display last week when volunteers attended an annual celebration hosted in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation.
This year, more than 160 EdConnect volunteers provided 291 hours of support each week, assisting over 1500 students across the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas through the Connecting Generations for School Success Program funded by the Alcoa Foundation.
The foundation’s support is estimated to have provided $490,000 in value to the local community during 2021 with volunteers providing much needed learning support or mentoring to students at risk of not achieving their educational potential.
EdConnect Australia South West Liaison Officer Karen Barden explained.
“One highlight of the year for the EdConnect program in our area is the range of volunteer roles on offer.”