The Smith Family Learning for Life Fogarty Fund

May 7, 2021

The Fogarty Foundation are proudly supporting The Smith Family, as they work to bridge the digital divide and allow more students to engage in digital learning opportunities.

Through the Fogarty Fund, The Smith Family have purchased 68 devices to support 64 students on the Learning for Life scholarship program. This is in response to the highlighted need of families to have access to digital technologies for school-aged children to complete educational tasks.

When asked how the laptop has benefited his life, Nate from the Learning for Life program said, 

“Being able to complete my homework, not having to access [the] public library for information and not having to rely on my mum for lifts to get information elsewhere. This has given me independence. I would like to say thank you very much for my laptop, I am very grateful.” 

Nate’s Mum also commented, “Thank you for helping my son, I appreciate it immensely. It’s really nice to see Nate doing his homework without any troubles. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The Fogarty Foundation has partnered with The Smith Family for 18 years, providing opportunities for gifted and talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Fogarty Fund has supported families with finances associated with music camps, sporting equipment and fees and international learning opportunities.

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