The University of Newcastle, Australia

Trekkers rise to the Larapinta Challenge

Monday, 28 August 2017

UON’s Larapinta Trail Challenge trekkers have risen to the challenge of walking 65km in 5 days across stunning country in the Northern Territory. Together they raised more than $140,000 which will provide scholarships to Indigenous university students and support research into Indigenous community health issues.

"Thank you to all who have supported our Challenge and this worthy cause," trekker Connor Brown, OAP Development Coordinator said.

"It was an incredible experience. We have all returned having learned a lot about the traditional owners of the land, the Arrernte people [pronounced Ah-rrrun-da]," Connor said.

Thanks to the amazing support they have received, the group has set its sights on reaching $150,000. There's still time to make a donation to support this worthy cause. Fundraising is open until the end of September.Larapinta trekkers

This Challenge was organised as part of the University’s ongoing and deep commitment to excellence in Indigenous education, equity and social justice. UON is proud to lead the way in Indigenous education. We have graduated one third of the country’s Indigenous doctors and have the largest number of Indigenous students of any Australian university.

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