Zenith RBA are delighted to partner with the Polly Farmer Foundation. The foundation which has been delivering outcomes for Aboriginal children across the country for over 25 years, aims to ensure all Aboriginal Australian's are able to have an enriching and successful education and a wide range of career and life choices. The foundation is committed to a strengths-based approach with academic enrichment at the heart of the primary and secondary after school programs.
The Foundation has a special personal connection for Zenith RBA Director, Jeremy Abbott; "I am extremely proud of this new partnership with the Polly Farmer Foundation. The foundation has a special personal connection for me with my Grandfather, Robert Bruce Ashwin (of which RBA in our business name is in honour of) had a special friendship with Polly as they were being raised together at Sister Kate's Children's home. I am excited about the opportunity to work together with the foundation which will greatly assist us in achieving our community, employment and awareness outcomes". Jeremy is also currently a board member of the foundation.
The foundation was set up in 1994 and has been in operation for over 25 years, built off the back of Polly's belief that: "Education is the key for Aboriginal people to take their rightful place in modern Australian society. Unless we rectify the imbalance in opportunities currently available, young Aboriginal people will continue to be frustrated and unable to develop their talents to make their rightful contribution to the economy and society...and we will all be poorer for that".
The Polly Farmer Foundation currently have over 2700 students enrolled in 138 schools around Australia.