Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Roseberry Eases Back-to-School Worries

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Roseberry Eases Back-to-School Worries

Article excerpt

ONE of Gladstone's most respected not-for-profit organisations is spearheading another campaign to ensure no child is left behind before the beginning of the 2018 school year.

Roseberry Qld, formerly known as Roseberry Community Services Ltd, is restarting an initiative first organised 12 months ago to provide stationary and back-to-school equipment for struggling families.

The community-based organisation provides a range of services to meet the needs of young people and families who are experiencing difficulty.

Roseberry Qld general manager Colleen Tribe said the campaign was crucial because it helped to ensure no child or young person was at a disadvantage on day one of school.

"Families can struggle but it's generally the children who it hits the most because they're little and don't have too much of a voice," she said.

"If a family is struggling paying bills it might be that school supplies are really put on the back burner.

"Every child deserves a chance to do really well and education is first and foremost. …

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