The Wirrpanda Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across our four pillars of education, employment, health and justice. The priority of the Foundation remains employing local Aboriginal role models who are empowered to build capacity in their own communities.
The Wirrpanda Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People by working together to empower and build capacity amongst Aboriginal individuals, their families and their communities. All of our mentoring programs aim to reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our society through a cross-generational approach that:
- Increases the retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in school
- Improves the life choices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce
- Sustains Aboriginal Employment through cross-cultural training
- Improves the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
The Foundation has operated since 2005 with aims to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school and improve their life choices by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce. The Wirrpanda Foundation delivers culturally appropriate programs that are designed and delivered by Aboriginal people. These programs focus on assisting Aboriginal children, families and the community to further develop and equip them with the skills to make significant social decisions that directly impact on their lives.