Providing Opportunities for our Indigenous Youth

Yalari

In line with our strategy to provide Indigenous youth with real pathways and opportunities, we are pleased to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with Yalari, a not-for-profit company dedicated to creating a national network of educational opportunities for Indigenous children.

Through this partnership, SKILLED will provide support to an Indigenous student commencing secondary education this year, until completion (year 7 to year 12).

Tathra, an 11 year old student from Victoria, will be attending Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne. Tathra believes that a boarding school education will give her:

‘the opportunity to be an individual and leader through sporting and education. I have thought of being the first female Aboriginal Liberal Prime Minister. I want to prevent racism through changing what people think of Aboriginal people. I am currently reading ‘let me whisper my story’. It’s about a seven year old girl who lives in Germany and who is Jewish during the holocaust’.

Read more about SKILLED’s work in the community and our Indigenous partnerships.