Camp Quality CEO, Deborah Thomas, says the redevelopment is a major milestone for the charity.
“Our Cancer Education Program has helped thousands of children facing cancer over many years and is proven to reduce bullying, days absent from school and the need for mental health support services for kids and families impacted by cancer.
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate so we wanted to ensure our new puppets were inclusive and that children everywhere could relate to them.”
About the Cancer Education Program
Camp Quality’s free Cancer Education Program has been visiting primary and preschools around Australia since 1989, delivering cancer education that dispels myths to over 5 million children. Independent assessment by KPMG shows that performances by the Camp Quality Puppets decrease bullying, absenteeism, and mental health issues and provide a social return on investment of $5 for every dollar spent on the program. (KPMG 2020).
The new live performances have been developed in consultation with subject matter experts. Newly developed Teacher Resource Packs are aligned to curriculums and provide further learning on the social and emotional impacts of cancer.