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    Help us
    transform the lives of many aboriginal children
    and their communities in outback central Australia.

The Watarrka Foundation is committed to the creation of thriving, independent and self-reliant aboriginal communities living on their ancestral land. We aim to achieve this by working directly and collaboratively with like minded organisations.

Focussed on young people, we deliver programs that support a sustainable environment, education, healthy lifestyles and independent livelihoods for Aboriginal communities in the Watarrka region. Our aim is to develop leadership values amongst the children, so as to create the leaders of tomorrow, who are inspired to care for their legacy and that can show others the way.

Future Leader

The Watarrka Foundation’s support centers on four core themes:

Access to basic services

Health and nutrition


Community socialisation and integration

Through consultation and engagement with the community,
the Foundation has a successful track record of delivering a wide range of projects in the area.

2023 Lilla Sports and Storytelling Festival 

The 2023 Lilla Sports & Storytelling Festival was the 8th iteration of the annual festival, the first since the start of the Covid pandemic, and it was a resounding success! With help from Dentons, Remote Tours NT, Poetry in Action, NT AFL, the Have a Ball Foundation, Kings Canyon Resort, local rangers, Traditional Owners and 14 volunteers who came from all over Australia, we hosted three activity-packed days with the children from Papunya and Areyonga which emphasised that 'it's cool to go to school!'

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