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Rotary Prahran runs the Homework Club for Preps to Grade 6 children on the Horace Petty Estate from 4 - 5pm every monday and thursday during school terms, helping children from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds with literacy, numeracy, social skills and more! Most children speak a language other than English at home and some of their parents struggle with pronunciation, comprehension and spelling in English so encourage their children to work with us twice a week.
Rotary Prahran's Homework Club at the Horace Petty Housing Estate in Malvern Road South Yarra grew from one session a week to two last year and now the monday & thursday sessions from 4pm to 5pm are attracting between 17 & 20 primary school children each session!
Some of the Ethiopian & Somali mothers are also staying, some to help, some to watch, some to learn but all very welcome. Two of the kids who have 'graduated' to high school return regularly, one is special needs & also receives coaching & support, the other sometimes helps hear younger children read, a boost for his confidence & self esteem.