Each year at the end of January the Australian Government presents the Australia Day Honours List. This list honours everyday people who have made a distinguished difference to the lives of others. This year we are very proud to announce that Indigenous Educator, and our friend, Waverley Stanley was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Waverley is the Founder of Yalari,, a not-for-profit organisation that assists Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities, to receive scholarships and the opportunity to attend the leading boarding schools in Australia. Attending these schools enables the children to get the education and life experiences that they deserve.
Waverley is an absolute inspiration who works tirelessly to achieve outstanding goals for every student. He travels endlessly around Australia to raise awareness and much-needed funds by giving presentations, interviewing children and their families for the scholarships and by organising camps to help the children to become more educated and proud of their Indigenous heritage.
The Langports Foundation has proudly supported Waverley and his Yalari Foundation for the last eight years by providing funds for the scholarships, and by giving Langports staff and students opportunities to volunteer their time at various fundraising events.
Everyone here at the Langports Foundation wishes to take this opportunity to Congratulate Waverly once again.