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  • Keep your note simple and within one page. Often simple messages mean the most.
  • Remember that refugees come from a variety of backgrounds and aren’t refugees forever. Don’t assume anything about their faith or culture. Keep it light and focus on encouragement and support.
  • Avoid writing ‘welcome to Australia’ because some kids might have been in Australia for a while already.
  • Presume they speak English; most of the kids we support are bilingual or trilingual!
  • Create as many notes as you like, and encourage others to get involved. We have hundreds of kids we want to reach.
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Kids from refugee and migrant backgrounds often face financial constraints. Starting school in a new country without the necessary school materials keeps them from actively engaging in their study, and adds extra pressure on an already nerve-wracking day.

To ensure RMCC kids aren’t at a material disadvantage to their classmates, we give them a backpack containing all the materials they need for the year. By helping us stock these backpacks, you’re equipping these children with the tools and resources they need to engage in their education. These materials, together with your notes, will make a child feel like they truly belong, and give them hope about their future.

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