The west Australian | Polly Farmer Foundation

Indigenous kids shine with help

Indigenous kids shine with help

‘This focus may have been appropriate in the late 1990s but is just too narrow now.’

Aboriginal students who attend after-school tutoring run by the Graham Farmer Foundation are more likely to graduate from high school, an independent review has found.

The evaluation of the foundation’s Follow The Dream program, which began in WA 20 years ago, found that students who took part were more likely to attend school regularly, attain Year 12 literacy and numeracy targets and finish school with a WA Certificate of Education.

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