Happy Brain Education is a non-for-profit organisation which provides high-quality tutoring and support services to young people across Melbourne.
We first commenced our tutoring on the 31 st of January 2016, as a way to fundraise for an urgently needed heart surgery for a young boy, Hussein. Hussein is a 6-year-old child from an Iraqi background who required urgent medical care as his heart was failing. We managed to raise a few thousand dollars through the tutoring, and, with the help of the campaign conducted by his cardiologist, Dr Ali Alfiadh, and promoting this cause to every one we knew, we managed to raise $147,000 for his surgery.
Due to the overwhelming demand we received for the tutoring, we decided to continue our program after Hussein received his life-saving surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. It had always been a dream of ours to work with young people and to fill the huge gaps that exist in the services offered to those in disadvantaged suburbs, especially in the education and mentoring sector.