Close the Gap Day
Avila College acknowledged Close the Gap Day on Thursday 23 March.
Closing the Gap is a government strategy aimed to reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding life expectancy, child mortality, early childhood milestones, educational achievements and employment outcomes. It is a formal commitment made by all Australian governments to achieve equity.
Did you know that Indigenous Australians die about 10 years younger than non Indigenous Australians?
Did you know that 62% of Indigenous students finished Year 12 (or equivalent) compared to 86% of non Indigenous Australians?
If you would like to find out more visit the closing the gap website: http://closingthegap.pmc.gov.au
A sausage sizzle and lolly jar guess were held to raise funds for Opening the Doors Foundation.
The Opening the Doors Foundation addresses the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The Foundation provides assistance so that families are able to choose and successfully maintain a positive education environment for their children. It also provides grants towards the funding of educational costs such as school uniforms, books, school camps and other school associated costs. For more information go to openingthedoors.org.au