My name is Susie France and I help my husband, John France to manage The Langports Foundation. I am heavily involved with volunteering my time tutoring and mentoring Aboriginal children within the Yalari program.
It is a wonderful privilege for me to meet the children and their families and truly feel part of Australia’s quest to recognise its indigenous heritage and help in a small way to ‘close the gap’ between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, and generally make more people aware that there is still disadvantage.
Those of you who are studying (or have studied) here at the Gold Coast campus would have noticed the construction of the light rail (aka tram) going on over the past 2 ½ years. You’d have also noticed that the trams have been running, albeit empty, over the past few months. The trams have been in test mode, making sure that everything runs smoothly before they’re open to take passengers. (more…)