Since 2015, Variety – the Children’s Charity has been proud to deliver the Just Like You disability education and awareness program in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and ACT.
Thanks to the generosity of the James Frizelle Charitable Foundation, Just Like You program was piloted across 10 Gold Coast schools during 2021. This was followed by workshop delivery in two Brisbane primary schools, thanks to a funding grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust. The program expanded to more Queensland primary schools in 2022-2023, reaching close to 4,000 children, due to a very generous grant from Perpetual.
The Just Like You program has been educating primary school students on the acceptance and inclusion of people living with a disability, helping them learn that people living with a disability are the same as everyone else – they are “Just Like You”.
Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. We believe that all children deserve the same opportunities in life regardless of ability or background.
The Variety Just Like You program delivers lively, interactive and compelling workshops, where students are encouraged to reflect on their own roles and actions as a citizen in their school and community.
The workshops are designed for primary school students’ specific year groups, mapped to the Australian Curriculum and can be delivered face-to-face or via digital platform.
We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of kids living with a disability.
We are working towards our vision – for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background.
Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. Established in Australia over 40 years ago, Variety has helped enrich the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in need through its grants, programs, scholarships and experiences.
With a vision for all children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background, Variety believes that all kids deserve a fair go.