UEA Civil & Mining employee Geoff Farrell (far left) was personally introduced to Her Majesty The Queen on her recent visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth. Her Majesty officially opened the school’s new boarding house – Perth’s first indigenous boarding house.
Geoff, a maintenance fitter for UEA’s surface mining operation based in the Pilbara region, is one of the many young Aboriginal men who have benefited from the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society. Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys on the campus of the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth, Western Australia in 2000, the Foundation has grown rapidly and has been consistently successful. They now cater for over 2,500 boys in 45 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria. UEA are proud sponsors of the Clontarf Foundation.