Fairbridge Western Australia Inc.

Fairbridge WA General Appeal

Fairbridge WA works to the philosophy of its founder, Kingsley Fairbridge, who saw a dream in creating a nurturing and positive environment for young people to grow, establishing the national heritage listed town site Fairbridge Village in 1912. Fairbridge provides a unique learning environment for disengaged youth or those at risk of not achieving sustainable employment outcomes. The mission of Fairbridge is to create opportunities for young people to grow and to help bring about positive sustainable change in their lives, their families and their community.

Set on approximately 35 hectares of bush and surrounded by farmland, Fairbridge operates and maintains a national heritage-listed village by providing accommodation in the unique cottages, catering and activities to schools, community groups, and weddings.  

The Fairbridge education model includes 1) an independent CARE (curriculum and re-engagement) College, providing alternative education pathways to school aged children aged 12 – 17, who have been disengaged from mainstream schooling, and 2) A Registered Training Organisation providing vocational education for youth 15 – 24 years in disciplines such as Hospitality, Construction, Surface Extraction Operations, and Conservation and Land Management. Focus is on the engagement of students in both educational facilities through a variety of alternative learning methods, aligned to the needs of individuals.

Fairbridge also runs the unique Bindjareb Project, to provide indigenous people currently engaged in the criminal justice system with nationally accredited training that leads to positive sustainable change in their lives through employment outcomes.   

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Fairbridge Chapel was constructed in 1931 by the famous international architect Sir Herbert Baker. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate, and registered on the WA Heritage Council list of Registered Heritage Places. The Chapel is one of the most significant buildings because of it’s size, authenticity, integrity, and history. The current roof is made from American Cedar and has severely deteriorated. The roof is in urgent need of repair, with the repair costs estimated to be $450,000.  

 

Help Fairbridge Western Australia Inc. to reach their goal of $400,000

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$7,702

Raised of $400,000

Contact Details

5kms North of Pinjarra South West Highway
PINJARRA WA, 6208

0895311177
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