UWS partnership helps local young people


Date: 27/07/2009

The University of Western Sydney has presented Nick Lalich, Fairfield City Mayor, with a cheque for $36,000 to support the education of local young people through the innovative YourTutor program.

Professor Barbara Holland, Pro-Vice Chancellor of University Engagement, says UWS is proud to support the program again this year as the YourTutor program is a worthwhile service for school students.

"Fairfield City and UWS are motivated to work together to help build communities by helping young students discover the love of learning and improve their performance in school," says Professor Holland.

"This program makes free, high quality tutoring available to any student, and it increases their understanding of the role libraries play in promoting lifelong learning. The students tell us it makes a real difference in their confidence as well as their school performance."

Nick Lalich, Mayor of Fairfield City, says Fairfield City libraries are places where young people can get a range of resources and services to help them with their homework, study and research.

"The YourTutor program, which has been provided free since 2003, covers Maths, Science, English and Research questions for students from Year 4 to 12. This year alone, more than 2,000 students have used the service."

For more information, contact Fairfield City Library Service on 9725 0379 or UWS Schools Engagement at 9678 7423.

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Kristy Gleeson
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