We are delighted that Sydney Girls High School have chosen KARI as their nominated charity for 2018.
KARI partnered with SGHS for a special assembly, which provided the opportunity to address the school. The funds that are raised through SGHS allow KARI to continue to deliver even more programs for the Indigenous community.
Two representatives from KARI attended the assembly and presented Ms. Connell (SGHS Principal) with a framed Indigenous artwork. This was to show our appreciation for the schools fundraising efforts.
Cain Slater (KARI Foundation) educated the staff and students on the work that’s done at both KARI LTD and KARI Foundation. Sydney Girls High School also play an active part in the local community, with their recycling initiative.
The second representative from KARI was from the Cultural Unit team. This talk highlighted the commitment of both SGHS staff and students to further educate themselves and gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture.
Troy, the KARI’s Cultural Unit Coordinator, stated:
It meant a lot to have a school want to engage and support the cultural journeys of our youth.
The funds raised will go towards community programs that help strengthen the Indigenous community.
Ela Curic, the Community Service Prefect at SGHS, reached out to KARI to inform us of their generosity.
“We are very impressed with the work KARI does throughout the local community. SGHS are very happy to have chosen them this year as our charity.
We hope that together we can bring about change within the community. We also want to inform people about the amazing work that KARI do.”
Cain Slater, Head of Marketing and Partnerships from the KARI Foundation explained how the partnership came about.
These young women reached out earlier this year. From our first conversation, I could tell these students wanted to make a difference. They also want to deliver real and positive change for Indigenous Australians.
It is a credit to the school principal, teachers and the community that allows their students to play a proactive role in their community.
This assistance will not only help the Cultural Unit but also allow our youth to have a stronger connection to their community.