The Cathy Freeman Foundation helps 1600 Indigenous children experience their potential in school, and beyond across four remote Indigenous communities in Palm Island and Woorabinda in Queensland and Wurrummiyanga and Galwin’ku in the Northern Territory.The Foundation acknowledges the strength and wisdom that lies within remote Indigenous communities and partners with community and school leaders to help build education pathways that work.
In 2012, Jaguar Land Rover commenced a partnership with the Cathy Freeman Foundation with the donation of a Land Rover Freelander 2 on Palm Island, which has been critical to the success of the Foundation’s delivery of education programs.
As part of this ongoing partnership, last year Land Rover was thrilled to donate another two Land Rover Freelander 2 SUVs to the Foundations’ partner community staff in Woorabinda and Galiwin’ku.
The gifts will ensure the Cathy Freeman Foundation can deliver education programs in an effective and efficient manner to 500 students and families in the remote community of Galiwin’ku on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory, and to 250 students and families in Woorabinda in central Queensland.
The delivery of education programs to remote communities involves complex logistics and the arrival of the Freelander2 will enable improved management for the community staff.
The CEO of the Cathy Freeman Foundation, Jamie Howden, said the relationship with Jaguar Land Rover is both vital and valuable.
“The arrival of the car means we can access community members and transport resources much faster than in the past, and this is a big challenge to overcome when working with remote partner communities.
When students and family members see the Cathy Freeman Foundation car pass by, they will also know that we are committed partners in their community,” said Jamie Howden.
“We’re thrilled to continue a longstanding partnership with the great team at Jaguar Land Rover as they have truly gone above and beyond for our partner communities. It is terrific to align with a brand that is internationally respected for the design and technology of its vehicles, and values the importance of education for Indigenous children as much as we do.”
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Australia, Matthew Wiesner, commented “We are delighted to be able to provide the Cathy Freeman Foundation with additional support for driving Indigenous Education” Program.
The donation of a second Land Rover vehicle to the Foundation will greatly assist the Galiwin’ku program coordinators to deliver vital education programs to Indigenous children in the remote areas of Northern Territory.”
For more information on the Cathy Freeman Foundation or to show your support, please visit www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au.