Bachar Houli Foundation supports Free Kinder
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Bachar Houli Foundation supports the promotion of Free Kinder 2024 enrolments

by Freya Lucas

June 13, 2023

Former AFL player Bachar Houli and the Bachar Houli Foundation have teamed up with the Victorian Department of Education to promote Free Kinder 2024 enrolments opening.


Mr Houli’s son Mohamed is set to start free Three-Year-Old Kinder in 2024, giving him a personal connection to the program. 


The purpose of the campaign is to tell family stories to reinforce the importance of early childhood education to children of all cultures and backgrounds. Mr Houli and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) identities, such as Rana Hussein and Imam Alaa Elzokm, are respected leaders who will help spread the word about the benefits of kinder, from within their communities as part of the campaign. 


The campaign was launched at the beginning of May by Minister for Early Childhood and Pre Prep Ingrid Stitt at the Altona North Children’s Centre in Mr Houli’s local area.


The campaign video is currently live on the @earlychildhoodvic Instagram page, and new campaign content will be added in the coming weeks. The current suite of materials includes:


  • Videos (Arabic, Turkish and Dari subtitles available)
  • Short video clips (Arabic, Turkish and Dari subtitles available)
  • Behind-the-scenes stills from filming.

Victorian kindergarten providers are being asked to consider sharing these resources with their networks to encourage parents of all cultures and backgrounds to enrol their children for kindergarten programs in 2024.


There are also a number of translated resources that can be used to communicate with CALD families about kindergarten and its benefits.


Many councils with central enrolment processes will begin allocating kindergarten places in July 2023, with families encouraged to start visiting local kinders to discuss enrolment options that work best for them.


For further enquiries, contact the Department’s Communications Division by email: [email protected]

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