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Touring the Pilbara

June 3, 2021

Last week our Student & Families Liaison Officer, Casey, and MADALAH Mentor, Tex, toured the Pilbara to share scholarship opportunities with students, their families, local schools and organisations.

Beginning their trip in Karratha, Casey & Tex met with community members in the education sector to discuss opportunities for students looking to apply for secondary and tertiary scholarships. School of Special Educational Needs, Tambrey Primary School, Karratha Senior High School AIEO’s and Gumala Mirnuwarni Project also connected with us to discuss how we can assist students in increasing their educational outcomes as we endeavour to Close the Gap through quality education.

Day two took the team from Tom Price to Newman! Engaging with local schools, community members/corporations and existing families. Thank you to Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation, Newman Primary School and Follow the Dream (North Tom Price PS) for taking the time to meet with us, it is exciting to be working along side you to create amazing opportunities for these regional students. We loved visiting existing families to touch base and reconnect; thank you to those that we met with for helping us spread the word and connecting us with other community members who are interested in joining the MADALAH family!

Day three and four took us to Hedland, Wickham, Roebourne and Karratha! We had an amazing time engaging with community members including interested families and aspirant students who share our vision of empowering Indigenous students through education! We kicked off our final day of the regional tour by meeting with Yaandina, families at community sessions, Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation, City of Karratha, IBN, Blue Beanie Project and St Luke’s College!

What an amazing trip to these beautiful communities, where the love and care for the towns students is so clear to see!
We can’t wait to see more Pilbara students become a part of the MADALAH family in the coming years!

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