The Yalari Story

Yalari offers Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities and towns across Australia the opportunity for a first-class secondary education through scholarships to attend some of Australia's leading boarding schools.

Established in 2005, Yalari now supports 194 children around Australia enrolled at 32 partner schools, including Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS). 

Yalari also has more than 30 alumnae who are studying at universities, working or undertaking further study or training. Yalari alumna are training to become teachers, lawyers, journalists, automotive technicians and a wide variety of other careers.

Yalari was founded by Indigenous educator Waverley Stanley and his wife Llew Mullins. Mr Stanley's own experience of attending boarding school at Toowoomba Grammar School over 20 years ago started him on the Yalari journey. Yalari draws its support from individuals, companies, philanthropic foundations and government departments.

Yalari at CGGS

At CGGS, our Yalari boarders are supported by The Podmore Foundation which was incorporated in 2008 by a group of Duntroon graduates. Podmore now involves a diverse group of Australians who want to create educational opportunities for others.  Our Yalari boarders are mentored by staff from KPMG-Canberra.