why we exist
Bridging the gap
According to a recent report on educational opportunity in Australia, educational inequality between students from urban areas and those from rural and regional areas is pronounced:
‘By age 19, there is a 14.3% difference in Year 12 completion between those living in major cities and those in inner regional areas, with the gap further increasing with remoteness.
Similarly, participation in higher education by age 24 is considerably greater for major cities than other areas of Australia (48.5% for major cities and 29.4% for outer regional areas)’
Among other factors, the reduced access to extra-assistance and advice outside of the classroom in rural and remote areas poses a challenge to students when preparing for the HSC and working out post-school opportunities.
Every student deserves the opportunity to reach their potential
Profecta was established in 2018 to assist students in Year 12 from rural and remote areas of New South Wales by helping them attain their academic goals and progress to university.
Every student deserves access to all the support and assistance they need to reach their potential. We seek to provide all of our students with the academic and personal support necessary to achieve their goals.
We want every student across NSW from rural and regional areas to graduate from high school, achieve the same results as metropolitan students, and have the opportunity to pursue higher education.
What we do
How we help
Having someone who has recently completed Year 12 gives students access to a personable, relatable and knowledgeable mentor who is able to provide them with advice, tips and academic support.
Through regular sessions in small groups, students are able to grow personally and academically into the best version of themselves.
About our mentors
All of our mentors are recent high school graduates who are passionate about making a difference and improving the experience of other students.