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The Wirrpanda Foundation was established to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people, and reduce the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
The Foundation sets a strong focus on empowering and building capacity among Aboriginal people and their communities, and promotes strong role models and healthy life choices. The primary aim of the organisation is to increase the retention of Aboriginal students in school, and improve their life choices after leaving school by encouraging further study or entry into the workforce.
The Foundation runs a variety of programs focusing on life skills such as healthy lifestyles, financial literacy, self-esteem and healthy relationships. Programs are primarily delivered in Western Australia, however the Foundation has also run programs in regional areas in Victoria and New South Wales.
Abstract adapted from the Wirrpanda Foundation
Central Institute of Technology
Cnr Richmond and Oxford Street
Leederville WA 6008
PO Box 508
Subiaco WA 6904
Ph: (08) 9242 6700
Fax: (08) 9242 6701