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Hosting the Barnardos Yurungai End of Year Dinner 2022

Representatives from the Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) had a unique and wonderful opportunity to spend some time with kids from Barnardos Australia Yurungai Centre last week, at the Yurungai End of Year Dinner 2022. AMF CEO Brian Bennett, Australian Mutual Bank CEO Mark Worthington, G&C Mutual Bank CEO Rosanna Argall and Transport Mutual Bank CEO John Kavalieros were pleased to meet and interact with the smart, well-mannered and energetic Yurungai students.

“AMF was again pleased to host the children from the Barnardos Yurungai Centre to their end of year dinner at Pancakes on the Rocks in Haymarket. The venue was chosen by the children as their special treat was 'Pancakes and Ice Cream' at the end. The smiles on their faces was wonderful to see and then watch the children demolish the pancakes and ice cream reminded me when I was a child and had a special night out. Thanks to Viv Freeman (Senior Advisor Aboriginal Services Barnardos Australia) for organising a wonderful afternoon” said AMF CEO Brian Bennett.

Located in Waterloo, Sydney, an area with a large Indigenous community, the Yurungai Learning Centre delivers a range of after school services to around 30 children aged between 5 and 12 years, offering support with homework, cultural learning, life skills, self-confidence and the provision of nutritious meals. AMF’s funding is used to support Yurungai’s literacy and numeracy program with the key objective to help close the education achievement gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal primary school students. The aim is to have children at Yurungai achieving curriculum benchmark levels or above, in both literacy and numeracy.

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