Australian Society for Promoting Education (ASPE) has been established as an Australian community sponsored organization to support needy students acquire and advance their education. ASPE has been working as an Australian registered organization since May 2012.
ASPE’s focus is to establish community sponsored education support initiatives for students of low socio-economic status in developing countries and to provide guidance for higher education opportunities in Australian Universities. Education quality and literacy rate are far too low in many parts of world giving rise to complex socio-economic and character building issues. To help alleviate these issues, ASPE has taken initiatives to help students in those parts of the world.
It is not the aim to restrict support to any area or level of education. Any identified support need, beginning from primary level to secondary and higher education as well as trade education can be part of the support program.
ASPE’s approach is to engage community and community organizations to identify and take part in education support programs. ASPE makes effort to look for need areas and volunteers to design and support projects. Once the projects are designed and management arrangements are made, community is then approached to pool the funds to meet the support requirements. Well-designed processes are in place to ensure fairness and transparency is maintained during all stages of the projects. For example, ASPE awards financial assistance by following a selection procedure based on students’ academic performance and their financial status.
ASPE is providing:
a) funding for school uniforms, school books and other necessary school requirements;
b) scholarships; and bursaries;
c) school related travel;
d) allowance and incentives for disengaged youth to schooling;
e) specialized programmed assistance such as tutoring and remedial programs; and
f) promoting family and carer support services in support of education.