A Challenge for the New Millenium
Since the 1960s Education Development Association has been helping young Australians prepare for the challenges of and professional life. Through a variety of educational initiatives, thousands of young people have channelled their youthful energy and aspirations into serving other people in Australia and in neighbouring countries.
EDA's first undertaking was Warrane College, a residential college at the University of New South Wales. Warrane opened its doors in June 1970 and has consistently offered a blend of a home-like setting, a community life built on trust and mutual esteem, academic excellence and an environment based on Christian ideals and open to all.
EDA's most recent project in Sydney, Nairana Study Centre, began at the request of parents in Sydney's north-west. Parents wanted a place complementary to home and school which would help students to have high ideals despite peer pressure and a changing social environment.
Educational initiatives like these need a high quality physical environment so that they can provide genuine personal formation for young people and organise attractive and effective activities.
Two recent projects of EDA include the construction of Nairana Study Centre at its news site in Pennant Hills and Warrane College’s accommodation, IT and conference facilities.
Since 1999, over $4 million has been raised for these projects from alumni, parents and friends. However, further funds are required to complete works at Warrane College and to commence other projects in Melbourne and Sydney.
Donations can be made to Warrane College UNSW for Warrane College and to Dartbrooke Study Centre Building Fund for Nairana Study Centre. All donations are tax deductible