Fortescue partners with MADALAH to support Aboriginal students from remote and regional communities in Western Australia

Mar 15, 2022

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has partnered with MADALAH Limited (MADALAH) to boost education support for Aboriginal students from remote and regional communities in Western Australia. 

Under the three-year partnership, Fortescue will commit $750,000 to the not-for-profit organisation, ensuring Aboriginal students continue to be offered scholarships to Western Australia’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities.

Fortescue Director Aboriginal Engagement, Community and Government Warren Fish said, “Fortescue is committed to driving real economic and generational change in the regions where we operate. We are proud to partner with MADALAH, the largest Aboriginal scholarship funding body in Western Australia.

“Education is the key to opportunity and enacting generational change. It is critical that Aboriginal people are empowered through education opportunities, such as secondary and tertiary schooling, to assist them in becoming role models and future leaders.” 

MADALAH Chief Executive Officer Laura Taylor said, “Fortescue’s funding will directly support eight secondary and three tertiary students from the Pilbara region, to achieve their educational aspirations whilst receiving ongoing holistic support throughout their journey. 

“MADALAH works with students to develop their individual leadership potential, provides mentoring, and works with senior secondary and tertiary students to support sustainable career pathway plans and opportunities.”

For the first time through a corporate partnership, MADALAH will also be offering TAFE scholarships to the Fortescue-funded students commencing from 2023.