Peter Cleary (centre) hosting lunch for Adelaide business people. Guests from Transfield, Ernst & Young, Cobham Aviation, Finlaysons, Oz Minerals, Power Community Limited, and KPMG.
Last week, Santos Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Peter Cleary, hosted some of Adelaide’s leading business people at a lunch to promote the outstanding work of the Yalari scholarship program.
Founded in 2004 by Waverley Stanley, Yalari works to bring about long-term generational change for Aboriginal people through education.
Yalari offers Aboriginal children from regional, rural and remote communities and towns across Australia the opportunity for a first-class secondary education through full boarding scholarships at some of the highest-achieving schools in Australia.
In South Australia, Santos is funding twelve Yalari scholarships over five years, with six students commencing in 2010, and an additional two students commencing each year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. All of the Santos-sponsored students are studying at Scotch College.
“As well as supporting this worthwhile initiative, it is important for Santos to take a leadership role in bringing other like-minded organisations on board,” said Peter.
“This event was all about helping Yalari build its relationships and contacts in SA, which we hope will lead to more scholarships, but most importantly to create jobs for Aboriginal people particularly in the energy sector."
Community relations, Education/youth, Indigenous, South Australia