The River Nile Learning Centre (RNLC) programs develop essential English language, literacy, numeracy, life and work skills for young refugee and asylum seeker women.

RNLC core programs

· Foundation English (Pre-accredited EAL I & II) developing essential English language & literacy skills

· Numeracy, Work & Life Skills

RNLC aims to meet the needs of newly arrived women, who are not eligible to be enrolled in our School, and who would struggle to function in our community without our service.

Unique services for our students

Individual Learning Plans tailored to meet each student’s needs. 
These are supported by a large number of volunteers who tutor students individually and in small groups.
Welfare Support to assist our students in managing language difficulties, insecure finance and housing and trauma in their lives.
MYKI public transport costs, staple foods & material aid are also provided.

This support removes barriers to student attendance & engagement.

Free Childcare


Our licensed Childcare Centre looks after our student’s young children, while they study.

In childcare, children are prepared for kindergarten & primary school by fully qualified childcare educators, of African heritage, who were once refugees themselves. On-site support is essential for children who have experienced trauma or have recently been released from immigration detention centres, as developing confidence just to be separated from their mum is a huge first step. 

Our free childcare also enables students to focus on their studies without pressure to consider alternate (& costly) childcare.

Specialist Programs

· work readiness
· driving
· swimming
· women’s health
· music
· craft

These programs are offered to support language and life skill development,
as well as emotional wellbeing.

ALL RNLC services and programs depend 100% on grants, donations & fundraising.