More than 150 Students from over 30 schools from around Victoria recently celebrated a student-led values curriculum that allows young people to play a part in community issues.
The intiative - ruMAD? (aRe yoU Making A Difference?) - recognises the ability of young people to explore their own potential through making a positive difference to others’, Education Foundation CEO Heather Le Roy said.
At Melbourne Town Hall recently the students from eight to 17-years-of-age made presentations about local community problems and how they have solved them.
The conference also celebrated a new partnership between the Education Foundation and Amcor .
The partnership will enable the expansion of ruMAD? to schools all around Australia as well as further developing the environment curriculum component.
The three-year partnership between Education Foundation and Amcor was also officially launched.
Amcor’s partnership with the Foundation is based on the company’s recognition that ruMAD? assists students to develop positive solutions to local environment and community issues.
“Young people care passionately about their world but often feel powerless about what they can do,” Amcor Australasia general manager corporate affairs and environment David Brookes said.
“ruMAD? helps young people explore solutions to a range of social and environmental issues. Amcor regards ruMAD? as an excellent way to increase young peoples’ awareness of their environmental responsibilities and the tangible actions they can take at a local community level.
“The Education Foundation is an independent philanthropic trust that believes that kids can do anything with a great education,” Brookes said.