Global law firm Dentons joined Westpac, IAG, CareerTrackers and Poetry in Action in hosting a fundraiser and Aboriginal art sale on behalf of the Watarrka Foundation at the firm’s Sydney office this month.
The Watarrka Foundation seeks to close the gap between Aboriginal children and other Australians by boosting education opportunities for those living in remote central Australia.
According to a statement from Dentons, the Watarrka Foundation’s Right 2 the Heart Campaign is raising funds to build a new school building.
The recent fundraiser hosted by Dentons raised more than $20,000 to contribute to the cause.
Commenting on the firm’s role in the efforts, Dentons partner Campbell Hudson said that it was wonderful to see so many people come together to support the important work of the Watarrka Foundation and the Right 2 the Heart Campaign.
“Access to education is critical to ensure that these school children develop to their full potential and this means being able to get a secondary education,” Mr Hudson said.
“The wonderful work of the Watarrka Foundation has ensured that Aboriginal primary school children living in this remote community are able to get an education in their community but we want to ensure that this education can continue beyond primary school.
“Dentons, Westpac, IAG, CareerTrackers and Poetry in Action were delighted to support the work of the Watarrka Foundation and are hoping to help the Watarrka Foundation raise enough funds to build a new school building at Lilla to help the children get a secondary education on Country in 2018.”