Kids to Coast 2013

KTC Class 2013 was the first tour that brought the students from Sydney to Uluru. 10 students from SCECGS Redlands traveled to Uluru to meet their Indigenous peers. This time, the Mutitjulu students got to share their culture and way of life with their buddies from Sydney.

Kids to Coast Mutitjulu was designed based on the expressed need by the Community itself, to offer their youth an experience reaching further from their society, with an aim to improve education.

The Hooker Family Foundation has been working with Mutitjulu Community School from 2011 – 2013, facilitating major incentive activities to boost student education, school attendance rates while creating a more extensive educational experience.

KTC 2013 Achievements

Music Time

Mutitjulu and SCECGS Redlands students performed a song called ‘Wonder’ by Emeli Sande, led by the famous Gregg Breinberg from the PS22 School in New York City and Alison Hunt.

Thanks to Mrs Hunt, the students sang the chorus in the Pitjantjatjara language.

Bush Culture

A day in the bush, playing sports in the sand and learning of the bush life.

Global Citizen Festival

Thanks to Kidnected and the Global Poverty Project, the song “Wonder” performed by our students was broadcast at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, September 2013.

Kids to Coast story was shared in front of 60,000 people at Central Park. Students from the PS22 School with Gregg Breinberg sang the song live on stage.

Travel for SCEGGS Redlands students has not been provided by the HFF, but sponsored privately.

From the initial meeting through to the actual reality, the goal to connect children from two different walks of life and positively impact their lives has certainly been realized and achieved. In speaking with parents of the children, their child’s lives have been changed for good. The parents’ lives have also been impacted. What a powerful vision!!!

Darren Kuilenburg

Coordinator of Music, SCECGS Redlands

Partnerships for Impact

Thanks to our entire network who made Kids to Coast 2013 a huge success, including Kidnected and the Wonderment, PS 22 School, Global Citizen Festival and Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.