Education Champions awarded for work with refugee & migrant students

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino recently acknowledged excellence in education support for children and young people at the statewide MY Education Awards.

Developed by the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), the annual MY Education Awards recognise excellence and showcase the outstanding contributions made by students, volunteer tutors, schools and out-of-school-hours learning support programs.

This year, eight champions from across Victoria were recognised with awards for both individual and program achievements.

CEO Carmel Guerra said “The MY Education Awards help us to recognise exceptional individuals and organisations that tirelessly provide essential education support to young people, particularly refugee and migrant young people who otherwise might be left behind.”

Each week hundreds of volunteers and teachers contribute their time at homework clubs that provide tutoring to school students across Victoria. They provide one-on-one support, coaching in specific subjects and, most importantly, encouragement and confidence to the students to succeed in their education.

Minister Merlino presented the awards at a special ceremony at the Islamic Museum of Australia on Thursday 8 September 2016. Find out about the winners on the CMY website.