Kununurra

In Kununurra, students from years 7 to 12 from Kununurra District High School participate in the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program. Rio Tinto Argyle Diamonds and Community Investment WA, and the Education Department of WA have supported the program in Kununurra since 2004.

 

Dr Sue Gordon’s speech at Rio Tinto and Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation Partnership event

‘Don’t let life change your goals, because achieving your goals can change your life.’ This quote is from a young Aboriginal man from the inland Pilbara community of Wakathuni, who graduated Year 12 at Tom Price Senior High School in 2013 and went on to study at the University of Western Australia. His dreams are […]

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Dr Sue Gordon

Rio Tinto ensure bright future for Indigenous students

Future prospects for Western Australian Aboriginal students just got a lot brighter following an injection of $2.7 million by Rio Tinto into an education program which helps them realise their dreams. The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation’s Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program has now been supporting Aboriginal students since 1997 and has helped almost 650 […]

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Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation President and Patron Dr Sue Gordon, Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Electoral Affairs Hon Peter Collier MLC and Rio Tinto Iron Ore Managing Director Pilbara Mines Michael Gollschewski with Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success students from Lockridge Senior High School.

Kununurra student in France

Clarissa Bin Omar, a student from the Kununurra Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program won a Rotary Scholarship late in 2014 and is now studying in France. According to her co-ordinator Emma Lutz she is doing really well and loving it.

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Clarissa Bin Omar in France
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Lessons in Thailand

Students from Kununurra District High School had a history lesson with a difference when their classroom moved from the Kimberley to Kanchanaburi in western Thailand.

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