1 in 10 Australian children grow up in disadvantaged, which limits their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life. Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.

The Smith Family is Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, which supports disadvantaged Australian children to participate in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

Their learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves. Every child deserves a chance.

SHAW DR is proud to be involved with The Smith Family, and our belief in education, learning and delivering positive outcomes compliments the work of The Smith Family.

SHAW DR CEO Alison Shaw sponsors Smith Family children in South Australia, and also volunteers to provide support and advice to a range of children as they grow and develop through education and mentorship.

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Thank you to Ali and your team for your prompt actions in organising the mediation. I have received amazing feedback from those involved about Ali’s calming but methodical approach to ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be heard, raise their concerns and come up with solutions.  I am confident that with Ali’s help we have put in place a plan for future success. Thanks again for helping us work through the issues and get this great outcome for all.

Tori, People Vision (for Skycity)

November 2018