The Original and the New RNLC
The original River Nile Learning Centre (RNLC) was established in 2006 to assist the African refugee community. That entity (ABN: 20 382 591 724) was approved to become a senior-secondary school in December 2016 and changed its name to the River Nile School (RNS). RNS had its first year operating as a registered, independent school in 2017.
The new River Nile Learning Centre (ABN: 13 616 662 134) was established in January 2017 to provide education programs and services to young refugee and asylum seeker women, who’s age, visa or personal circumstances prohibit them from being enrolled in the School. Separation of services was a requirement of the School’s registration.
The new RNLC
· commenced in January 2017 with 10+ years of knowledge, experience and networks
· is 100% volunteer-led
· 100% dependent on grants, donations and fundraising
RNLC’s core programs are:
· Foundation English (Pre-accredited EAL I & II) developing essential English language & literacy skills
· Numeracy, Work and Life Skills
RNLC meets the needs of newly arrived women, who are not eligible to be enrolled in the River Nile School, and who would struggle to function in our community without our service.
It also supports the charitable needs of the School.
It has freedom to identify and pursue new opportunities in response to the changing needs of refugees & asylum seekers, and their children.