Reading Friends Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
RFA was established at the end of 2021 and is a 100% volunteer-run organisation. The idea of creating RFA was born in 2019, when we started volunteering in schools - we were surprised by how many students needed extra support, and to see how hard it was for the schools to engage and retain volunteers. Research confirmed that this is a widespread problem in the education sector, and prompted us to find a simple, practical and effective way to support both children and schools.
We are a team of professionals bonded by a passion for education and a strong sense of social responsibility. Altogether, we have decades of experience in education, communication and human resources, management, administration, mental health, and children welfare.
“Children who have learnt to read, are able to further educate themselves, access better jobs, and grow into confident, independent adults, members of a healthier and more sustainable community.”
Luciana De Michiel - Founder