Need an excuse to come to work in your PJs?
The Pyjama Foundation believes that every child deserves the opportunity to obtain basic educational skills. There are thousands of children in Australia waiting to receive support from The Pyjama Foundation. The Pyjama Foundation screens, trains and carefully matches volunteer mentors with foster children through the Love of Learning Program. The mentors, called Pyjama Angels, focus on learning based activities, as children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally. By improving the child’s learning skills, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact on their future. Like all kids, foster children need to be encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.
For the past 4 years the Pyjama Foundation has helped us teach our year one medical students about community organisations and volunteering. Now it's time for us to give back to this wonderful organisation that gives so much for children in Foster Care. Last year a group of Townsville College of Medicine and Dentistry staff hid away in our offices during uni holidays, there were no students around to see us in our PJs on the official Pyjama day of 22 July. This year, on Friday 5 August, we are being brave and breaking out in our PJs, dressing gowns (and for the truly brave) ugg boots to lecture, tute, research and administrate. We hope some brave students and other staff will also join us. There will be a gold coin "fine" for those caught in lecturers, tutes, offices or hallways in their PJs.
Date: Friday 5 August
Organiser: Robyn Preston email@example.com (register your interest by 29 July to receive an invite to our exclusive afternoon tea)
Goal: $500 Enough to recruit, screen train and support a Pyjama Angel who will be matched with a child in care. Together they will read books aloud, play educational games and focus on leaning based activities.