Ways your organisation can support Gawura
Sponsor a student on Gawura Scholarship
The full cost of educating one Gawura secondary student for 12 months is $35,000. This covers school fees and additional expenses like IT costs, their books and stationery, camps, excursions & assistance with the cost of extra-curricular activities.
Annual On Country Tour
The On Country Tour for 2019 can be sponsored for $14,000. This covers three days away for all students from Year 5 to Year 12.
Our On Country Tour provides students with a chance to walk on Country, learn and speak language and experience cultural learning out of the classroom. This takes place in a different Nation each year and this year will be in Yuin Nation. In 2018 students travelled to Wiradjuri Nation. The trip was sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank’s Haymarket Branch.
Donate so a Gawura student can attend the next SACS Music Tour
In 2018 Izak, our Gawura student who was then in Year 11, attended the SACS Music Tour to the UK. He did this with the support of a generous donor who paid for his travel. This once in a lifetime trip saw Izak perform in some of the great Cathedrals of the UK and he played the didgeridoo for Princes William & Harry and Meghan Markle in Westminster Abbey on ANZAC Day. In Izak’s words it was ‘absolutely amazing. One of the best experiences of my life.’
$8,000 will pay for one student to attend SACS Music Tour to Japan in 2020.
Sponsor a Gawura project or donate to cover the needs of our students
The following are examples of sponsorship opportunities that organisations and individuals can help Gawura cover so that our students can take every opportunity offered to them:
- $1,400 covers the cost of a student’s uniform in Kindy. Students will use this uniform for a few years.
- $7,000 will cover the cost of the entire Kindy cohort for 2020.
- $250 pays for one student’s music tuition for a term.
- $27,000 will pay for every student in Gawura (Year 1 to Year 6) to have music lessons for one year
At many organisations employees select charities they would their employer will donate to after they have made an initial donation. Matching gifts double the impact of the donation to Gawura and mean we can do even more to help our students.
Gawura’s volunteer reading program runs every day during school term from 8am to 8:40am. Reading is the most important part of the day for our students because of the way it impacts on every other subject area. Volunteers sit and listen to students from Kindy to Year 6 for 20 to 30 minutes, and help with their comprehension too. We have around 80 volunteers who help in Gawura each week.
Monthly donations (with the option of the organisation matching these)
We encourage all donors to give monthly to support Gawura, because it is one of most cost-effective ways to donate. This could be through your workplace giving program or individually. A regular gift over a long period of time stacks up in terms of total impact of dollars given, and doesn’t feel like such a big sacrifice all at once. Predictable support allows Gawura to plan out our programs for students each term.
We encourage all our supporters to set up a CrowdRaise page to friends know you support Gawura and they can donate too, as an individual or through their organisation. You could also run, cycle or swim for Gawura and raise money that way. You can fund our life-changing work while you get fit and do something you love. The response rate to this type of fundraising is 10 times higher than for a charity donor campaign.
Gifts in Kind
There are so many things our students don’t have which can be donated by supporters. We have had organisations give computers, iPads & bikes, whilst others have held special lunches or morning teas for our students to give them experiences of dining out they otherwise might not have.
Employment and Career Paths
We are always looking for employers who are willing to share information about their profession with our secondary students and are we encourage people to come in and talk to our students and possibly provide career advice, study and employment opportunities.
Please contact Catherine Gunning to find out more. Ph: (02) 9009 9500