The national partnership between Clontarf and Sodexo officially kicked off this morning during a special breakfast celebration at Clontarf central office in Perth.
Clontarf Foundation CEO Gerard Neesham welcomed Sodexo’s support to enhance the Foundation, including helping it grow across the country.
“We rely on the support and national partnership of organisations like Sodexo to grow and expand our national footprint,” Gerard said.
“Already the programme helps more than 8,000 boys in 128 schools across Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. We look forward to this programme, with Sodexo’s support, continuing to grow and help more and more boys contribute meaningfully to society.”
The event provided the perfect opportunity for guests to see the programme in action with a number of Clontarf alumni and current students in attendance to share their stories of success. Of particular note, the Girrawheen Academy Kaali Dance Group delighted the crowd with a series of traditional dances backed by didgeridoo playing.
We would like to thank all Sodexo staff and Clontarf supporters who attended, including Sodexo CEO Mining APAC Paul Cooper and Rio Tinto Chief Executive Iron Ore Chris Salisbury.
The Foundation welcomes Sodexo to our growing family of national partners and we look forward to working together to provide opportunities for the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in our programme to achieve the best possible education and life outcomes.