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    Help us
    transform the lives of many aboriginal children
    and their communities in outback central Australia.

The Issue:
No high school near us

In remote areas of Central Australia, kids have to travel some 500km to their closest high school

Details Here

The Project:
Extend the primary school

We need a new multi-purpose building at Watarrka Primary School so older students can continue in the school system.

Help us:
Make this a reality

Donate through our
Right 2 the HEART
campaign via Chuffed.org

2016 Sports and Story Telling Festival @ Lilla

The Watarrka Foundation (formerly Lilla Foundation) could not have delivered such a successful event and enriched the lives of so many outback kids if not for the incredible enthusiasm and generosity of its supporting organisations such as Gadens, The St George Foundation, Westpac, NASCA, Poetry In Action, NT AFL, and Have a Ball Foundation.


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Our Mission

Focussed on young people, we deliver programs that support a sustainable environment, education, healthy lifestyles and independent livelihoods for Aboriginal communities in the Watarrka region.

Our Objectives

  • (a) To alleviate poverty, sickness, destitution and helplessness among the aboriginal community in the Watarrka region.
  • (b) To carry out projects to alleviate poverty, sickness, destitution and helplessness among the aboriginal community in the Watarrka region.
  • (c) To provide programs and projects to promote life skills,independence and resilience among the aboriginal community in the Watarrka region.
  • (d) To provide examples for other organisations to adopt of programs and projects that make a positive difference to Aboriginal communities in need.
  • (e) To secure funds from the public and other available funding sources to further the objects of the Watarrka Foundation.
We are committed to the creation of thriving, independent and self-reliant aboriginal communities living on their ancestral land. We aim to achieve this by working directly and collaboratively with like minded organisations.

Our Partners

St George Foundation
Remote-Tours
Gadens
Westpac
Slow Food
Australia Post
RSM2
Miss World Australia
Adpitye