AT&T has contributed about $70,000 to The Smith Family’s Learning for Life education program for disadvantaged Australian students.
The contribution will fund an education support worker — a trained professional with backgrounds in education, social work or psychology — for a year.
Learning for Life also provides disadvantaged students with financial assistance to enable them to stay in school or vocational education.
The underpinning philosophy to the program is that education provides the best hope for a disadvantaged student’s future.
AT&T A/NZ managing director, Jeyan Jeevaratnam, said it was very rewarding to be able to contribute to the community by supporting a worthwhile project such as Learning for Life, and to see the positive results it brought. AT&T’s contribution will fund an education support worker for a year.