Jodie came to the program at the Australian Institute of Social Relations on the recommendation and with the support of her employer – Incompro Youth Services – which provides support…

Hailing from a country and culture in which the value of education for women is ignored, when Zahraa arrived in Australia from Iraq three years ago she was determined to…

Life at home was difficult and Zoe left school at year 10. At 17 she fell pregnant but tragically lost her unborn son to a fatal heart condition. Determined to…

Andrey works at a local quarry where the work is hard and dirty and the hours are long. He knew the place inside out and was the ‘go to’ person…

In October 2016 Samuel  saw an ad on TV for  Reading Writing Hotline with a phone number for help and realised it was time to make the call. He was…

Sue began work doing light duties as a volunteer at Pangerang Community House after she had acquired a brain injury. Soon she enrolled in a beginners computer class to re-learn…

As an early school leaver and to satisfy government mutual obligation requirements, Josephine began full-time in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program in September 2015, studying Foundation Skills….

Judy struggled with reading and writing all through primary school and she did not continue into high school. She tried enrolling in adult literacy classes 19 years ago but found…

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Getting involved in the arts is good for older people’s physical health and well-being, new research has found. In fact it’s so good that doctors in Sydney are now prescribing…

Learning a new language is great exercise for the brain. It’s handy when you travel. But it’s also a great way to meet new people and break down barriers between…

Bike-riding is an ability most of us take for granted but there are people who have made it into adulthood without experiencing the joy of travelling on two wheels. The…