Our Capacity to Deliver
“I have been involved with the Aurora Project since its conception, initially as a somewhat sceptical sounding-board for Richard Potok as he developed the concepts, but increasingly as a supporter of the Project and latterly as a member of the voluntary Advisory Committee for The Aspiration Initiative’s academic enrichment program. In my opinion, what has been achieved by Richard and the Project team has been outstanding. The Project has constantly met, and in many instances surpassed, its demanding targets. The systems developed to achieve those targets in my view reflect sound administrative procedures based on realistic risk assessments and appropriately high diligence standards. It is my belief that the innovative approaches adopted by the Project have established new but practical benchmarks in the field of Aboriginal education."
Tony Blunn, Public Sector Consultant, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department and six other Commonwealth Government departments
“Rio Tinto and the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund have worked with Aurora on a range of projects since 2004. Some of these have been complex, requiring multi-year commitment and delivery, others have been discrete projects. In all cases Aurora’s identification of real opportunity, the scoping of project deliverables and actual performance and reporting against those deliverables has been first class.”
Bruce Harvey, Global Practice Leader - Communities & Social Performance, Rio Tinto
“I recently met with a group of Indigenous Scholars about to head overseas on the Aurora Indigenous Scholars Study Tour. It was truly inspiring to meet them. I have always been passionate about changing the tide of low expectations for Indigenous students, and these young people symbolized the high hopes and expectations we should have for our Indigenous students. I think this trip is an example of a real vision being realised through the work of Aurora.”
Chris Sarra, Executive Chairman, Stronger Smarter Institute