Waalitj foundation

Empowering First Nations Peoples through education, employment and business.

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We aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for First Nations Peoples. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 2022

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations business clients

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 2022

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations Business Clients

who we are

Waalitj is looking to the future – bold, brave and determined. 

our programs

Deadly Sista Girlz

Building self-esteem and confidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity.

Waalitj Hub

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to thrive.

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Plan 2Day 4 2morrow

Pre-employment mentoring and activities focusing on improving job readiness.

program delivery

latest news

Empowering Yorgas in Business

The Waalitj Hub hosted our inaugural "Empowering Blak Business: Yorgas in Business" event, at Mineral Resources Park last week. Bringing together an intimate group of First Nations businesswomen for a day of educational workshops and presentations designed to support...

Kicking Goals at Ken Wyatt Cup

Over 100 Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) from across WA recently gathered at the Mineral Resources Park to compete in the 7th annual Ken Wyatt Cup. Since the first cup in 2017, the event has grown steadily, with 2023 being the biggest competition yet. A total of 16 DSG teams...

Indigenous Scholarship Leadership Forum 2023

We were incredibly proud to welcome 33 First Nations scholarship recipients to the annual Indigenous Scholarship Leadership Forum. The conference, held in Turrbal and Jagera Country (Brisbane), was a great occasion to gather Indigenous Scholarship Program students,...

Renewed partnership with Western Power

The Waalitj Foundation is happy to announce its partnership agreement with energy industry leader Western Power has been renewed. The partnership's main objective is to support and further the work of our Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program and is also instrumental in...

Waalitj Boys Light Up Optus Stadium

Our Waalitj Boys from Clontarf Aboriginal College took on Seda College in the Curtain Raiser Match at Optus Stadium before the West Coast Eagles faced the Fremantle Dockers. Unfortunately, Seda College was the stronger team on the day, however the boys fought hard all...

Deadly Expo providing Future Opportunities

There was a buzz of activity around Mineral Resources Park last week, as our Year 11 and 12 Deadly Sista Girlz took part in the annual Deadly Futures Careers Expo. Joined by 25 vendors representing various industry and tertiary organisations, our girls had the...

Futures forged at DSG traineeship expo

What does your future look like?  Deadly Sista Girlz from over 10 schools across the Perth metro area joined us at Lathlain to help answer that question at the DSG Year 10 School-Based Traineeship Expo in early June.  The 30-plus students – from schools across the...

Science, conservation and creativity converge

Southern River College’s Deadly Sista Girlz enjoy a masterclass in arts and science thanks to Water Corporation.

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Deadly Sista Girlz shine on the netball court

Over 40 young athletes descended upon the Gold Netball Centre for the annual Deadly Sista Girlz netball carnival earlier this month. The tournament attracted six standout teams from the hills to the canals. Players from St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie, John Tonkin...

Scholarship leads to career change

Sean Yorston had a lot on his plate. In early 2022, Sean – a Birri and Ewamian man who grew up in Brisbane – was balancing full-time study, full-time work and starting a family. His day job saw him working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion,...

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