1 in 10 Australian children grow up in disadvantage, 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 Mediation Australia 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.

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.