Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.

Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education.

We believe education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians and for our nation as a whole. We are deeply committed to the ongoing success of our national program of scholarships, student support and post-school opportunities.

In 2017, we have 169 students on Yalari scholarships nationally and an alumni group of 275 studying at universities, working or undertaking further training.

Yalari’s success is largely credited to the key elements and differentiators of our unique model:

  1. Choice & opportunity for students and their families encourages their engagement and commitment for a quality education.
  2. Strong relationships and trust are fostered by Yalari, with each student, their family and school, enabling effective connections and communication.
  3. One-on-one support is provided through our unique programs and processes including selection, transition, student support and personal development, post-school and alumni.
  4. Strong partnerships with schools, sponsors, donors, volunteers and communities who share our values and embrace our partnership and support model.

It is only through the generosity and support of like-minded individuals, companies and organisations  that together, we are enacting positive future change through the education and empowerment of Indigenous children.

Yalari’s Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: To educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to bring about generational change.

Vision: To provide trusted, quality educational opportunities for Indigenous children to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families and make a valuable contribution as Australians.

Core Values: Respect, Resilience, Compassion, Openness, Inclusiveness.

Value Proposition: It takes a whole community to educate a child.