Yalari Orientation Week | Greyhound Australia

Yalari Travels With Greyhound


The Yalari children in front of a new Greyhound coach

Orientation Camp fun with Yalari!

Greyhound was so pleased to be able to join the Yalari scholars in their 9th annual Orientation Camp on the Gold Coast last week. Sixty five Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities came together last week to learn about boarding school life, make new friends and to equip themselves with the skills they will need for their scholarship adventure ahead.

The secondary school aged children have all been chosen to be apart of the Yalari Organisations secondary school scholarship programme. With a thorough selection process which includes practical testing and in depth interviews, the children have all been awarded secondary school scholarships to attend various boarding schools around Australia.

The annual Orientation Camp is designed to prepare the children for being away from their homes and to give them a taste of what boarding school life is like. Some children may have never been away from their families and communities before, making this Orientation Camp experience even more essential.

The itinerary was jam packed for this exciting and educational week including exciting outings that included:

  • Visting Metricon Stadium to visit the Gold Coast Suns including a workshop with the players
  • Visiting Surfers Paradise on a Greyhound coach to sightsee
  • Heading up to the Sky Point Observation Deck which is on the 77th floor of the Q1!
  • Trying their hand at orienteering in a fun-filled 'Race around the Gold Coast' adventure
  • Participating in workshops to learn about cyber safety, health, relationships and how to hip-hop (not necessarily in that order!) &
  • Jumping back on a Greyhound coach for a day at Dreamworld and Whitewater World!

Although the week wasn't without the odd home sickness tear, the students left pumped and prepared to tackle boarding school life.

Greyhound was so excited to be made apart of this essential Orientation Camp week and feel honoured to be able to provide support to the Yalari Organisation and their students.

For more information on The Yalari Organisation, please click here.

Yalari arriving in a Greyhound coach at Dreamworld Yalari children walking into Dreamworld A group of Yalari children waiting to go on their first ever rollercoaster! Tiger show at Dreamworld

 

To view some more great photos CLICK HERE to visit Yalari's Facebook page!

What is Yalari?

Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary educational scholarships to Indigenous children from remote, rural and regional communities from all corners of Australia. Their aim is to create an Australia-wide network of educational opportunities that will bring about long-term generational change for Indigenous children.

What does Greyhound do for Yalari?

Greyhound proudly sponsors the Yalari organisation by providing their students and members with free national travel. Greyhound Australia has provided around the country travel for more than 200 Indigenous children to the 30+ Yalari partner boarding schools throughout Australia. Greyhound also supports Yalari through private charters and freight services.