Educational Disadvantage


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 “What sculpture is to a block of marble,

education is to the soul"

Every child in affluent Boroondara has the right to an education. Yet too many fall by the wayside. Many parents and carers are unable to meet the costs in the “free” public system.

The effects on the affected children are profound.

Denied educational benefits their sense of self-worth is
compromised. Poor academic performance leads to a range of other consequences -
Lack of respect for authority
Disassociation from the school community
Ultimately, poor work and career prospects.


The long establshed Chances Scholarship Program operated by the Boroondara Cares Foundation makes a significant contribution in the lives of disadvantaged young people in the City of Boroondara.   You can learn about the Chances program by clicking this link.

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