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The Maliki Cummings Story

Malaki and his younger sister went through 11 foster homes in 5 years

Maliki Cummings mother was a drug affected person and his father was an abusive alcoholic, who ended up with a long term jail. His mother continued on drugs and could not properly look after her children and gave them up to foster care.

Malaki and his younger sister went through 11 foster homes in 5 years, from the age of 3 to 8, then finally one of the foster carers adopted Malaki and his sister and made sure he went to school.

We put him through our program and he also excelled in art and won an art award and became a better student.

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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community

The Maliki Cummings Story

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