Reg and the Watarrka Foundation, bringing education Right 2 the HEART of those who need it in Australia

By Team

4th September '17

"After working as a tour guide for 15 years in Central Australia, Richard Ramsden, or Reg as he prefers, dreamt of being able to use tourism to do more to support remote Indigenous communities.

Reg established Remote Tours to give people around the world the chance to visit the Red Centre and learn directly from Indigenous elders about traditional Aboriginal culture, and to support communities to build an independent future.

Reg has established respectful and collaborative relationships with Indigenous people, and his tours contain a community service component which is making a real difference to the local communities. A school for 19 students has recently been rebuilt and reopened, and a food van provides the school with fresh food.

Reg has also established the Lilla Foundation to improve health outcomes, fund basic necessities and provide education scholarships.

Reg’s work is supporting and empowering remote Indigenous communities, and his actions are a true demonstration of practical and genuine reconciliation.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandella

Making a real difference in the lives of young Indigenous Australians means a great deal to many people who live in this country."

 For more on Reg and this awesome project that aims to give every Indigenous child a high school education by providing secondary education options in remote communities in Australia, check out their crowdfunding campaign below: