About BEFA

The Bilingual Education Foundation Australia (BEFA) is a not-for-profit organisation formed to promote bilingual education for all Australian children.

With the support of the Lions Clubs of Manningham and Melbourne Chinese, BEFA was launched on Feb 12th 2013 in Melbourne.

BEFA believes in giving all our children the bilingual advantage.  We aim to be a catalyst for change; for the advantages of language learning to be better understood and embraced, and for all Australian children to have a genuine opportunity to become fluently bilingual during their schooling years.

In November 2014, BEFA launched Project Extend - a new initiative aimed at giving interested students a genuine opportunity to learn a second language.  Classes commenced at Project Extend @ Birralee in Feb 2015.