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Djambawa Marawili: AIEF is making sure Yolngu kids get access to the best education possible

In The Weekend Australian, Yolngu leader and Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council Member Djambawa Marawili AM says to keep Yolngu culture strong, Yolngu children need to be educated in the 'Balanda' (whitefella) world as well; and that AIEF is creating opportunities for Yolngu kids have access to the best education possible.

Marcia Langton: AIEF is ensuring educational equity for thousands of young Indigenous people

In 2014, Indigenous children around Australia are missing out on a quality education - despite decades passing since education transformed the life of Professor Marcia Langton AM. In The Weekend Australian, Professor Langton says she supports AIEF because "they ensure educational equity and achieve astonishingly good outcomes for thousands of young Indigenous people who want a better life".

The Weekend Australian – Smith delivers $1m lesson in tackling disadvantage

The Weekend Australian reports a $1 million investment in AIEF by leading philanthropists Dick and Pip Smith.

Nova Peris: AIEF is empowering students to become the Indigenous leaders of tomorrow

Improving access to quality education for Indigenous children is the essential first step towards Closing the Gap for Nova Peris, and in The Weekend Australian she says AIEF is doing just that, while also providing a platform for the students of today to become the Indigenous leaders of tomorrow.

The Weekend Australian – AFL stars’ elite school leg up just the Goodes

The Weekend Australian covers the announcement of a new partnership between the Goodes O'Loughlin Foundation and AIEF, which will provide a wider range of scholarship options in Sydney.

The Australian – New generation will keep flame burning

The Australian reports on the launch of the 2013 AIEF Annual Report during National Reconciliation Week, which included a speech by AIEF Scholarship Student Toby about his ancestor and Bunuba legend, Jandamarra.

The Australian – Fostering great expectations

An editorial in The Australian highlights AIEF's new benchmark retention and Year 12 completion rate, pointing out that no other Indigenous education program has been as effective.

The Australian – Mikasa's role in record retention

The Australian announces the outstanding results recorded in the 2013 AIEF Annual Report, including a new benchmark retention and Year 12 completion rate achieved by dedicated students like 2013 graduate, Mikasa Donald.

Ken Wyatt: AIEF is empowering our Indigenous children

In The Weekend Australian, Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt AM, MP says AIEF is empowering Indigenous children through educational opportunities – just as he was empowered by his own education.

The Australian – SAP's $1m boost to Indigenous scholarships

The Australian reports a new $1 million investment in AIEF by global software company, SAP, which will provide mentoring and career opportunities in addition to financial support for AIEF’s programs. Through its partnership with AIEF, SAP aims to encourage and support Indigenous students to pursue fulfilling careers, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

We're in the business of nation changing

The Australian is celebrating its 50th birthday with 50 days of special features about the people and events that have shaped our nation for the past half century. The Weekend Australian kicks off the celebrations with a special supplement including a new campaign from AIEF, the official charity partner for The Australian's 50th birthday.

The Australian – Mentor offers a helping hand

2013 graduate Tim O’Connor speaks to The Australian about building a lasting relationship with his AIEF Mentor, who helped him make a successful transition from boarding school to university.

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Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
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The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.