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.
The grant will be used directly towards the Cathy Freeman Foundation Education Program, specifically towards the 'Sprints' 'Starting Block' & Horizons Projects.
The grant will go towards delivery of these projects on the ground such as attendance awards for students, community and parental engagement events, after school recreational and sporting activities to promote the importance of education, help with the well-being and resilience of students and towards the cost of flights to bring the Horizons students from remote Australia to the capital cities on Horizons camps.