Trinity and Yalari: Partners in Indigenous education

Trinity and Yalari: Partners in Indigenous education

Trinity and Yalari: Partners in Indigenous education

The partnership between Yalari and Trinity is flourishing.

The College is proud to support Yalari as a tertiary partner, helping Yalari’s aim of offering education scholarships for Indigenous students from regional, rural and remote communities.

Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2005 by Indigenous leader Waverley Stanley and his wife Llew Mullins, recently brought 30 Year 10 students from across Australia to Trinity for a weekend camp and goal setting for their remaining school years.

Activities for the students included a tour of the campus, leadership, cultural and creative activities at Trinity and the University, and lots of community building. The key messages were to stay at school and dare to dream of university graduation one day.

Resident Trinity student Tyson Holloway-Clarke (Honours student in History at Melbourne) welcomed the students on their journey and inspired them with his story as a Yalari graduate.

Pictured is Tyson welcoming Jazleen Debusch, from Queensland, who will commence the BA Extended program this year at the University of Melbourne and be a resident at Trinity.

Yalari now funds more than 160 students to attend boarding schools across the nation.

Read more about Yalari here

Read more about Trinity College's Indigenous programs here

Date: 11 Feb 2016