In 2019, ERFA was one of 46 Australian community organisations to receive an Australian Aid: Friendship Grant awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

We partnered with Mary MacKillop Today in a teacher and parent training project in Railaco where 37 pre-school and primary school teachers participated in workshops on classroom management, self-confidence, positive discipline, creative lesson-planning, teaching preparation and classroom creativity.

Workshops were run for 121 parents and these ensure that over 231 children receive support from their parents at home. One father, Agostinho Lobato reported…

“This training has helped me so much, I now understand how to read a book to my children at home every night, I understand the importance of my involvement in my children’s education, even outside of the classroom.”

Aug 2020
Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services
Sep 2020
PRATYeK – India
Sep 2020
Talisha’s and the Flexi Story
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Best Foot Forward 2021

We’re asking for your help so that SHE can put HER best foot forward.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls has intensified.

The opportunity to gain education and skills is the key to HER long-term empowerment.

Our goal is to raise $150,000 in 24 hours on the 12th November 2021, so that disadvantaged women and girls can have access to opportunity through education.

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