The Murlpirrmarra Connection has been in operation since 2010 and is registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission since the 27th of September in 2012.

The Murlpirrmarra Connection started by engaging three Aboriginal boys from Wiluna in 2010 and enrolling them into North Albany Senior High School and its Football Academy. From these initial three boys, the Murlpirrmarra Connection has now assisted 96 Wiluna and Murchison based Aboriginal youth to enrol in boarding schools and colleges across Western Australia.

We act on community demand and are committed to finding the best school for the student, based on their interests and educational capacity. The Murlpirrmarra Connection has a close relationship with many schools, including Clontarf Aboriginal College, Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon, Esperance Senior High School and Carmel Adventist College.

Maintaining the well-being and engagement of participating students is a primary focus for the Murlpirrmarra Connection. We have developed and implemented a range of school holiday and sporting programs to help keep students engaged in their educational endeavours.

We have built a strong connection with Wiluna families and the community. With an already successful working model in place, the Murlpirrmarra Connection continues to grow and develop. Recently, we have expanded our operations to help Aboriginal youth from Leonora, with their transition to boarding school, educational development and wellbeing.

The Murlpirrmarra Connection has also developed trusted relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, which is fundamental to delivering our service. These include, the local community, schools, government departments and agencies, hospitals and health services, mining companies, sporting clubs and associations and other not for profit organisations.

Murlpirrmarra Connection always act with the local culture in mind, enforcing social norms and working with the local customs. Our project is community driven and responsive to the needs of the local community.

Our vision is to increase the number of Aboriginal people participating constructively in their home and the wider community by obtaining and sustaining education and employment.

Download the Murlpirrmarra Connection strategic plan, December 2014

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