• RNLC LMCF Donor Tour 1

    Donor tours

    It was wonderful to have a Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation donor tour visit us on 14 April to learn about our work empowering young refugee and asylum seeker women through education. We welcome donor visits throughout the school year – late morning suits us best for visits, but of course we have some flexibility. […]

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    RNLC Excursion to Birrarung Marr for Cultural Diversity Week

    Cultural Diversity Week Excursion

    To celebrate our rich cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, in recognition of Cultural Diversity week, a group of RNLC refugee and asylum seeker students enjoyed an excursion to Birrarung Marr. Cultural Diversity Week brings together Victorians from all walks of life to promote community harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our state so […]

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    Work Readiness Program Pilot

    Students role play serving a non-English speaking customer

    All our students struggle to survive on limited welfare payments. Almost all want paid employment, not only to support their families, but to provide independence and to boost their self-esteem. Obtaining a first job is difficult for Australian born women. It is particularly difficult when you are a new arrival. On completing one of our […]

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    Developing Numeracy Life Skills

    RNLC Student Cafe excursion - practicing ordering & managing money

    As part of our Numeracy Life skills class, our refugee and asylum seeker students enjoyed an excursion to a local cafe. The excursion provided students with practice in ordering items off a menu and managing their money – an important every day life skill that many of us would take for granted!  It was a […]

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    Learning to Drive

    Version 2

    Ayan was so proud to pass her learners test! Ayan scored an incredible 81% on the test in English. Congratulations Ayan! 13 RNLC Students gained their Learners Driving Permit in 2015 and then received driving lessons thanks to a grant from Transurban. These students are so proud to succeed in developing their life skills and […]

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