Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL)

Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL)

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The Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning program (SAIL) exists to provide free tutoring and educational support to the Sudanese Australian community.

SAIL is run by a group of passionate volunteers that want to create a supportive community and a place to exchange cultures, stories and experiences. Their Saturday morning education programs not only offers tutoring to members of the Sudanese community, but importantly fosters positive relationships that are centred on a value of education. 


2018 Pitch

Funds Raised: $23,200

Speaking at TFN Melbourne, Achok described the realities of growing up in a war zone - South Sudan. Now as President and Overseeing Coordinator of SAIL, she is determined to support other Sudanese families who are transitioning to life in Australia. Children migrating from a conflict area to a classroom can struggle to adjust and they often fall behind. SAIL offer tutoring that is more about education - it’s about community and family. Achok was raising money to upgrade their resources and training so they can continue to provide more educational support for Sudanese Australians.


Learn more about SAIL

sailprogram.org.au

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