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Your path to success may be helping others find theirs


Homework Club is a program for kids of refugee background – where students like Lydia Nolan are tutors, and friends.

“Every Wednesday afternoon I head to an inner-city public housing estate, where more than 90 children are waiting for me. They are kids of refugee background from South Sudan, Vietnam, Somalia, and Ethiopia. This is Homework Club, where ACU students are tutors, and friends. 

Adjusting to a new culture can be hard, and doing homework even harder. Some kids don’t have parents who speak enough English to help. Others don’t have the space at home or time to themselves to study. The children love Homework Club. For these kids, homework isn’t a chore, it’s an opportunity.

It also puts a lot into perspective for me. No matter how busy or exhausting the session, I always leave with more energy than when I arrived. This opportunity helps me make a difference in society.” 

Lydia Nolan studied education at ACU. 

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Impact brings you compelling stories, inspiring research, and big ideas from ACU. It's about the impact we’re having on our communities, and our Mission in action. It’s a practical resource for career, life and study.

At ACU it’s education, but not as you know it. We stand up for people in need, and causes that matter.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, do contact us.

Copyright @ Australian Catholic University 1998-2018 | ABN 15 050 192 660 CRICOS Reg: 00004G