Give gift of education

September 15, 2017

Pupils meet Life Education's mascot, Healthy Harold.

Life Education Victoria is urging all Victorians to sponsor a primary school pupil as part of its Ocsober campaign.

Participating children will be part of an invaluable preventative alcohol and drug education program.

With alcohol and drug misuse affecting much of Australia, Life Education is dedicated to providing children with vital information and inclusive programs that will teach them the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Every year Life Education reaches out to 33 per cent of Victorian primary schools and sees more than 150000 students annually.

Unfortunately thousands of school children still miss out on the opportunity to be involved in the Life Education program.

As part of the Ocsober campaign Life Education hopes to shine a light on how education plays a valuable role with children in teaching them about good health, fitness, nutrition, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse.

Ocsober involves parents taking a break from alcohol for 31 days in October.

According to Life Education Victoria chief executive officer Andrew Bennetto, one $20 donation will go a long way in carving out a fruitful and valuable education experience for a Victorian student.

‘‘At Life Education, we are determined to have more Victorian children experience our powerful programs from our educators in our interactive mobile classrooms,’’ Mr Bennetto said.

‘‘Through this campaign, Life Education is hoping to focus on lower socio-economic areas around the state where many children have never had the opportunity to be part of the Life Education experience.

‘‘With about 1960 primary schools in Victoria, there is so much more Life Education can do to reach out to these children, but we need the generosity of the Victorian business and general community to do this.

‘‘Through Life Education, we want all Victorian kids to be able to make safer and healthier choices for their lives.’’

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