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Waverley

Waverley Stanley AM

Year of Award: 2012 Award State: Queensland Education > Early Childhood
Social Welfare > Children Care And Protection
The Dorothy and Brian Wilson Churchill Fellowship to investigate strategies aimed at making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children through education and training - South Africa
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My three week fellowship gave me the opportunity to visit with, witness and speak to a number of inspirational individuals and organisations that are providing educational and empowerment opportunities for children and young people that are making a positive difference and changing lives. 

The purpose of looking at empowering educational initiatives and organisations in Tanzania and South Africa was to gather information that would add value to our not for profit company Yalari. To ensure that the educational, pastoral and ongoing support for our Indigenous students is constantly improving and contributing to the long term generational positive change for Indigenous children throughout Australia. 

Learnings & Actions for Improvements for Yalari:

  • Create a Social Enterprise within the structure of Yalari
  • Develop a for-profit business within Yalari
  • Implement more leadership programs for the secondary and tertiary scholars within Yalari
  • Resource Yalari with skilled and committed staff
  • The foundation of an Indigenous only Year 6 Yalari Transaction School for the very remote Indigenous children of Australia
  • More thorough academic testing of the secondary scholarship applicants
  • A program of ‘contribution’ from Yalari scholars when they graduate secondary school

Awards and Honours

  • 2019 awarded Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the Indigenous community through support for education.
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