Supporting over 1900 students with Graham Polly Farmer Foundation

There’s more to us than trucks and warehouses.

Toll has partnered with the Graham Polly Farmer Foundation. Polly, known as one of Australia’s greatest footballers, had a vision that education will be an enabler of change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Australia-based foundation supports this vision through programs which empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve academic success and engage positively in their education. The Foundation currently delivers 48 educational enrichment programs, providing support to over 1900 students.

Toll provides opportunities for students to identify further educational and employment opportunities by supporting excursions, health & wellbeing workshops, site visits and career camps.

We are very proud of our partnership with Graham Polly Farmer Foundation who, despite the challenges of COVID, still managed to deliver 12 Health and Wellbeing Workshops to over 220 ‘Follow the Dream’ students in Western Australia, through the Toll Group and BHP partnership.

Students from various parts of Australia, namely, Mount Lawley, Belmont, Fremantle, Hampton, Northam, Swan View and Kununurra Follow the Dream participated in these workshops which focused on various topics including: 

  • Building on strengths
  • Community impact and self-reflection
  • Respectful relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management & recognising trigger
  • Responding to Racism

Many students also enjoyed a treat of kangaroo stew and damper at these workshops.

 

“The aim of the workshops is to help the students become strong leaders. One part of that is ensuring the students have access to a good education and the other part – which we address through the wellbeing program - is making sure these young people have the support and resources to be powerful and strong both in spirit and mind”, shared Talicia Jetta (pictured on the left in above image), the foundation’s Wellbeing Coordinator.