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    About Watarrka Foundation
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    Our Vision
    To facilitate sustainable,
    healthy and fulfilled Aboriginal communities
    in the Watarrka region.
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    Help us
    transform the lives of many aboriginal children
    and their communities in outback central Australia.

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.

Watarrka Foundation

The Lilla Foundation changed its name to the Watarrka Foundation on 11 July 2016.

The Watarrka Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded and supported by Reg Ramsden and his company Remote Educational Tours, a company that specailises in education group charters to the outback. His company enables interstate city children to volunteer for community support projects during their Central Australia trips, and break down past prejudices by working together with locals and appreciating the differences and challenges of remote indigenous communities.

“It is through city kids meeting local aboriginal kids and working together on their lands that we can start
giving back, bridge the gap and give the Aboriginal kids of today a better future”.

Reg Ramsden

We aim to develop leadership values amongst the children, so as to create the leaders of tomorrow, who are inspired to care for their legacy and that can show others the way.

We undertake a number of initiatives to assist the children, their teachers and their parents within their own milieu, such as school nutrition schemes, outstation upliftment and creating education opportunities.


Our Partners

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