Lifelong learning

Teagan is honing her craft

Tegan with her certificate

Artlife, a program at Footscray Community Arts Centre, seeks to engage artists with a disability in collaborations with professional artist facilitators. Teagan initially connected with Artlife to develop her visual art and illustration, but soon expanded her practice when she discovered her passion for writing. In participating in Artlife workshops, Teagan gained the space and support to start writing short stories. Read More “Teagan is honing her craft”

The world is Anita’s oyster


Anita joined The Deaf Society under the SLES (School Leaver Program) through NDIS funding where she was mentored for employment support and to assist with building her confidence in the community and workplace. Anita joined many different courses through The Deaf Society such as AUSLAN (sign language) and took an interest in this along with joining the Healthy Living Skills course, Driving Skills Course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing to empower and give her independence. Read More “The world is Anita’s oyster”

Rachelle’s abilities have skyrocketed

Person walking

Rachelle connected with the Libraries Tasmania Adult Literacy program in 2017. She wanted to work in childcare but wasn’t confident enough to do the study required. She worried that she wouldn’t be able to keep up with the literacy demands of the course, and would struggle to manage her time (she’s a young mum) and complete assignments without help. Read More “Rachelle’s abilities have skyrocketed”

Fabien has a bright future

Fabien portrait

Fabien was born in Congo, and lived in a refugee camp in Rwanda for 22 years. Always determined to get an education, he knew it was key to a better life. He walked ten hours to high school carrying enough food and water for his week of schooling. As the oldest of nine siblings, he was not only motivated to improve his own life, he was driven to financially support his entire family. Read More “Fabien has a bright future”

Hayley’s life has turned around

Hayley in a red jumper

After leaving school in Year 10, Hayley joined the Skills for Education and Employment program at TAFE Mooloolaba. During childhood and through adolescence, Hayley experienced trauma, poverty, violence and homelessness. Due to the complex social and emotional issues that Hayley experienced, she found it very stressful to attend school and difficult to be an active learner. Read More “Hayley’s life has turned around”