Life Education started its operations in Sydney in 1979, and has quickly grown to be the largest charity providing vital drug and health education to Australian children, reaching over 600,000 kids each year.
An Aussie Success Story
Life Education began over 30 years ago on the steps of the Wayside Crisis Centre in Kings Cross, Sydney, where a young woman collapsed from a drug overdose. Ted Noffs, the organisation’s founder, was convinced of the need for a drug education program aimed at preventing children from becoming victims to drug and alcohol abuse.
As a result, Life Education started its operations in Sydney in 1979, and has quickly grown to be the largest charity providing drug and health education to Australian children, reaching 650,000 kids each year. It has proven so effective it is now run in thirteen countries around the world including the USA, UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa.
My kids have all had the benefit of Life Education, learning about looking after their bodies, and making wise choices…it’s an opportunity every Australian child deserves
Dr Fiona Wood, A.M. (pictured right)
2005 Australian of the Year
Director of Royal Perth Hospital Burns Unit
Good Choices for a Safe Life
Life Education’s programs empower children to make the right choices for a safe life, free from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. These programs are delivered by a team of 120 qualified educators, through a fleet of mobile learning centres equipped with the latest technology to create a unique and exciting learning environment for children.
Topics covered include:
- Healthy food choices
- Safety with medicines
- Negotiation and refusal in peer pressure situations
- Effects of smoking
- Cyber Bullying
- The dangers of alcohol misuse
- Illicit drugs (secondary school programs)
Life Education’s mascot, Healthy Harold, who is featured in many of Life Education’s primary school modules, continues to hold a special place in the hearts of millions of Australian children. By supporting Ocsober, you are helping Life Education to equip more young people with the knowledge and the skills to live a safer life.