Globally, evidence proves again and again that education is the single most important factor in creating long-lasting positive social change, and Cathy Freeman Foundation works to this ethos, that ‘Education Changes Lives’.
In Australia, research suggests that once Indigenous students graduate from Year 12, they have roughly the same opportunities in life as non-Indigenous students, that the ‘gap’ becomes negligent. It is the vision of CFF that every Indigenous student, urban, regional or remote attain this level of education in order to be empowered to make informed decisions about their life and the life of their families.
This grant will be used directly towards the Cathy Freeman Foundation Education Program, specifically towards the 'Sprints' 'Starting Block' & Horizons Projects.
The delivery of these projects will achieve a number of outcomes including; attendance awards for students, community and parental engagement events, after school recreational and sporting activities to promote the importance of education, and help with the overall well-being and resilience of students.