Since its launch in 2011, Yaru Water has been committed to sharing an important cultural message, closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, whilst supporting Indigenous organisations and community projects. In 2016 Yaru Water decided to set up a dedicated not for profit Foundation that enabled us to provide our skills, time, and resources to increase our impact.
Through the purchase of Yaru Water and with kind donations, grants, and corporate support, the Yaru Foundation allows us to establish vital projects in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. We have clear objectives that are at the heart of the Foundation…
Since Yaru began it has contributed towards and supported numerous Indigenous programs and events in Australia. It has also contributed significantly to the Coles Indigenous Fund. Most recently The Yaru Foundation has confirmed the launch of a Trauma Therapy Project, which aims to fund world-class therapeutic training for professionals are carers who work and care for Indigenous children who have experienced severe trauma. This may be trauma caused by physical, sexual or mental abuse. Read more about the project here.
Education and sustainability are critical factors to the success of all Foundation projects. By developing our own dedicated Foundation, it has meant that we are able to ensure sustainable outcomes are delivered and communicated back to our donors. We have been working hard behind the scenes on another huge project in WA. It’s a project very close to our hearts, addressing the need for safe, clean, drinking water in remote Indigenous communities. You can read about our Pandanus Park project here. You can also donate to projects like these right here.
A considerable health disparity exists between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. According to a peer review in the electronic journal from the Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin; ‘Insufficient access to clean drinking water has contributed to skin, eye and diarrhoea diseases in Aboriginal communities. Children younger than 2 years of age have been hospitalised due to Gastroenteritis, with rates up to 11 times higher in Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal communities.’ Contamination of drinking water (bacteria, radiation and heavy metals) can be potentially fatal for newborns and young children. The Yaru Foundation is embarking on several projects to address this issue. You can help support projects like these here.
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