Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation - “Follow the Dream”
 
The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with communities, industries and governments in Western Australia to assist Indigenous students reach their potential.
 
Alcoa’s three-year agreement with the Foundation established and maintains the Peel “Follow the Dream” Centre.
 
The objective of this program is to deliver intervention and support strategies to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students to enable them to progress to higher education, further vocational training or employment with local industry.
 
The program targets aspiring indigenous students in years 8 -12, who have shown ability in their primary schooling and demonstrated a potential to achieve within the education systems.
 
The program provides a private and supervised environment for students to attend after school to do homework classes, with the support of tutors. 
 
The Peel centre has 22 students from five local secondary schools. Since its inception in 2005 12 students have graduated, four of whom have gained Tertiary entrance, six gained traineeships/apprenticeships or entry to TAFE and two who gained direct employment.

Click here to read about one of the Foundation's success stories Rebecca Pearson. 

For further information on the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation click here.