Polly Farmer Foundation’s mission is to empower Indigenous students through educational opportunities to achieve their potential, follow their dreams, and become the leaders of tomorrow. Academic enrichment is at the heart of all our primary and secondary programs, with mentoring, specialist tuition, leadership, resilience, cultural celebration and career pathway planning provided to all students. Over 60% of our graduates undertake tertiary studies including university, traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities, many within the mining and resources sector.
Since the launch of our first program in Karratha and Roebourne 25 years ago, the Foundation has built strong partnerships with schools, communities, government and industry and is committed to a strengths-based approach, currently empowering over 2700 students in 57 programs across Australia who have the potential to succeed and who have the support of their family/carers.
“Education is the key for Aboriginal people to take their rightful place in modern Australian society. Unless we rectify the imbalance in opportunities currently available, young Aboriginal people will continue to be frustrated and unable to develop their talents to make their rightful contribution to the economy and society... and we will all be poorer for that.”
Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer