Care For Kids Education
Help raise $100,000 to support Interserve families with school fees in 2023.
Interserve Partners play a critical part in fulfilling our mission, walking alongside people from Asia and the Arab world, wherever they are. These people faithfully serve in their professions in many regions of the world. They are teachers, doctors, technicians, baristas, businessmen and women, and so much more. As they serve, they become neighbours and friends in the community bringing hope and love, with great impact.
Many of these workers are also parents. They have left their homes and moved with their children to the place they’re called to. And children require education.
To be sustainable, we need to increase funding to support education for Interserve families.
Financially supporting the Children’s Education Fund will ensure that children’s education is safe, promotes their wellbeing and social support, and of a quality standard that is equivalent to and recognised by education providers in Australia.
Your donation of $2 or more to the Children’s Education Fund is tax-deductible in Australia.
If I didn’t go to [an international school], my life would be very different. I would have had to learn the local language fluently, which would have been very difficult. The school I go to is very good, with extremely thorough education compared to the public schools in this country. I’m very grateful for how people have supported me; I am so blessed to be able to have a good education in the country where my parents are serving. I hope other kids can have the same experience as me.
In most cases, school-age children attend schools that teach a Western curriculum. This could be an international school, or a local school that teaches the UK or US curriculum.
Will my donation to the Children’s Education Fund be tax-deductible?
Yes, your donation of $2 or more to the Children’s Education Fund is tax-deductible in Australia.
Learn more about tax-deductibility here.
What does Team Support cover?
Partners have a financial Team Support target which includes covering the costs for their children’s education. They seek to raise committed, regular Team Support givers to support them in their ministry.
Frequently, the biggest costs for Partners living in other countries is their children’s education. The combined cost of school fees for Interserve families based overseas is about $200,000 AUD each year. This is a significant challenge. As a community, we want to support our Interserve families in meeting the needs of their children’s education. This both supports children to thrive and enables the continued service of their parents in their ministry.
Team Support is a model whereby a group of people commits to supporting a worker through regular prayer, practical support, relationship, and financial support. All long-term Partners raise Team Support. Through participating in all aspects of Team Support, members of the Australian church can help sustain workers practically, spiritually and emotionally. Learn more about Team Support here.
How are the funds used?
The purpose of the Children’s Education Fund is to support Interserve families with costs associated with the education of their children.
Interserve is committed to supporting all of our school-aged families. The funds in the Children’s Education Fund are administered with discretion, according to need.