Larapinta Trail Challenge August 2017
Thirty volunteer champions will trek 65km of the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, in August 2017. They aim to raise over $100,000 to support Indigenous students and research into Indigenous community health initiatives. The University of Newcastle is proud to lead the way in Indigenous education. We have graduated a third of the country’s Indigenous doctors, we also have the largest number of Indigenous students of any Australian university and we recently celebrated the remarkable success of the Wollotuka Institute's accreditation by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium – an Australian first.
We are organising this challenge as part of our commitment to excellence in Indigenous education, equity and social justice. We’re looking for 30 inspirational Champions amongst our alumni, community members, students and staff to rise to the challenge, engage their networks and have a lasting impact on projects that transform lives.
What will my impact be?
This isn’t just any trek. 100% of the money raised will support Indigenous education, health, research and community initiatives led by UON.
The funds raised may contribute to:
- Research into chronic Indigenous health issues
- Supporting Indigenous students through scholarships
- Supporting future Indigenous leaders of our community