Last week Rork Projects attended Yalari’s annual Brisbane dinner to celebrate the achievements of the many students that Yalari supports. Through Rork Projects’ Wa Initiative, we have partnered with Yalari – a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships to Indigenous children at leading Australian boarding schools.
One of these students is Nevaeh, who through the Wa Initiative, is supported to attend Clayfield College in South East Queensland. Now in Year 10, Nevaeh has a keen interest in medicine that she hopes to develop through her senior and tertiary studies. We appreciated the opportunity to catch up with Nevaeh and see what an amazing future leader she is becoming.
Wa (pronounced wah) is a word in the Torres Strait language of Kala Lagaw ya and also in Torres Strait Creole meaning yes; as we believe that through supporting education, Indigenous communities, families and students can say yes to having a positive future. The annual Yalari dinner is an opportunity to celebrate our fundraising efforts, and it is humbling to see tangible outcomes that make it all worthwhile.