Meriden students Laneesha Campbell, Phillipa Bartlett, and Lilly-Anne Pepperill were featured in an article in the national newspaper, The Australian, recently. The article described the work of the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation which was created more than ten years ago to assist girls and boys from remote areas of central Australia with their high school education.
Meriden has worked in conjunction with the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation and Ti Tree School in the Northern Territory to provide a Meriden education to more than ten students from Ti Tree over the past decade. Two students have now completed their education at Meriden: Anthea Joe (Class of 2015) who was the first woman from the Tanami Desert to graduate Year 12, and Quaneisha Williams who graduated in 2018 and is currently studying at TAFE.
Laneesha, Phillipa and Lilly-Anne are three of six students from Ti Tree who are currently studying at Meriden.
Read the full article which appeared in The Australian on 24 April 2019.