Our Impact

Through consultation with Elders, Teachers, and Community, we’ve found that many teachers and Indigenous students are desperate for Indigenous focused educational resources that are not only engaging, but also culturally relevant.

 

Having access to these resources can change the way Indigenous students engage with Australia’s current education system. The showcasing of role models, history and culture is increasingly showing positive outcomes in student engagement and school retention rates in Indigenous communities. Additionally, showcasing information about scholarships and programs available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students also helps to increase the reach of these existing initiatives into the hands of those who need it most.

Reaching Over

1300

Students

In

12

Remote Communities

Including

114

Unique donations of Knowledge

Partner Communities

In May 2012 the NSW Government announced the Connected Communities initiative to transform the role of the 15 most at-risk rural schools into community hubs. The schools aim to offer a range of services tailored to the educational needs of their students, and work closer with local Elders and community leaders to drive community collaboration. Bawurra Foundation shares the view that Connected Communities schools play an important role in driving change against the social challenges of regional Indigenous communities.

Bawurra Foundation plans to expand to all Connected Communities schools to help drive the initiative’s change. Bawurra Foundation partners with schools whose student population is predominantly Indigenous, however we also partner with public and private schools seeking to build their Indigenous education resources and support the Bawurra Library.

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Toomelah

Boggabilla

Moree

Taree

Bourke

Coonamble

Brewarrina

Walgett

Tingha

Tamworth

Wilcannia

Menindee

Moree East Public School

Kiah Pre-school

Moree

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Tingha Public School

Tingha

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Taree Public School

Taree

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Bourke Primary School

 Bourke High School 

Bourke

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Coonamble Public School

Coonamble

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Boggabilla Central School

Boggabilla

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Walgett Community School

Walgett

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Hillvue Public School

Tamworth

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Brewarrina Central School

Brewarrina

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Toomelah Public School

Toomelah

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Wilcannia Central School

Wilcannia

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Menindee Central School

Menindee

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