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Australia: Gawura School

Gawura changes lives through learning. © Gawura School, 2019. Used with permission.
© Gawura School. Used with permission.

Gawura is a unique Indigenous day school, located within St Andrew’s Cathedral School for children from inner Sydney.

Gawura’s purpose is to close the gap in educational disadvantage of First Nations Peoples.

The school provides a safe, culturally authentic education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Students are then offered a fully paid scholarship for secondary schooling at St Andrew’s Cathedral School.

Students learn Wiradjuri language and culture which in turn gives them strength of character to excel and the drive to complete school. Gawura shifts expectations and gives choice in education which opens doors to greater opportunities in life.

One of the great joys of 2020 was seeing the first Gawura graduate commence a medical degree. Izak who completed year 12 in 2019 plans to specialise as a cardiothoracic surgeon and work for the community in his home state of South Australia.

Your support of this project will help to provide a Gawura scholarship for a student in secondary school, making a world class education accessible to someone who wouldn’t otherwise receive this opportunity.

»In 2021 Gawura School needs $20,000 (tax-deductible)



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  • Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code AU018SS with your payment details.

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