Tilbuster Station was gifted to Pathfinders by a private benefactor. Their wish was that the property be used for child and youth development, and the support of families.
The property is utilised as a venue to continue and expand upon the work that Pathfinders does with at risk youth and local families. Through this generosity, Pathfinders is working to turn this property into a multi-functional youth and family centre. With long and short-term plans for renovations and construction, Pathfinders aims to develop this property to eventually become a regional centre for youth and family development.
Disadvantaged young people are participating in a range of agricultural, horticultural and trade skills programs such as crop and vegetable production, animal husbandry, beef cattle production, fencing, welding and building construction. Programs are designed to enhance self-esteem, skills and work readiness of young people and to instil the values of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.
Our Tilbuster Station program is possible due to wide public support, the partnerships Pathfinders has developed within the community and the generosity of individual farmers and tradespeople who have stepped forward to assist in this worthwhile endeavour.
Through our innovative partnerships, not only are we showing our young people how to work collaboratively and to give generously, we are also fulfilling the wishes of our generous benefactor.
These partnerships demonstrate the benefit of NGO’s working together, the vitality of the local NGO sector and the value young people have within the community.
While we are currently seeking additional funding to further develop Tilbuster Station, we can now begin to utilise the property to expand our current reach and offer new forms of support, education and development to our young people. These community partnerships are a big initial step in that direction.
Creating opportunities for young people to contribute to society through meaningful activities and employment is a core philosophy in our service delivery.
Tilbuster Station Farm, Armidale Tilbuster Station has undergone a significant transformation during the 2019–2020 year. Renovations have been carried out both internally and externally on the homestead while structural work conducted on the existing original sheds is in the final stages of completion. The transformation is in readiness for the training centre to be used by Pathfinders and external sources. Work undertaken includes the homestead which is now fit for habitation meaning a... View Article
Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the festival... View Article
A little visual snapshot of Orange Sky Laundry‘s visit to Tilbuster on Tuesday. https://youtu.be/JqKtjHjyKQs
Young Australians of the Year Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett dropped in to Tilbuster Station to speak to the youth of Armidale with their Orange Sky Laundry van, washing and drying clothes for the homeless. Over 70 people turned out on a wet day to welcome the Young Australians of the Year on their nomination drive... View Article
Young Australians of the Year Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett are driving their Orange Sky Laundry van from Brisbane to Melbourne and stopping in Armidale to speak to the youth of Armidale at Pathfinders Tilbuster Station. The founders of Orange Sky Laundry are on a mission to find Australians doing great things in our community... View Article
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