Mentoring

During the length of our work in Maningrida we mentored over twenty community members to support their educational aspirations (e.g. Child and Family staff enrolled in higher education).

Through mentoring we were able to support the community to build a picture of what they want in terms of their education– including discussions about homelands education, ‘both ways’ education, boarding school education - to feed back to the education system through our partners and funding body. We also supported community members to identify actions to strengthen education pathways.

Part of our activities included promoting ‘Uni’ or higher education as an option for community members through the sharing of information, resources and connections with relevant staff – e.g.WCE researchers were requested by Maningrida community to provide higher education pathways resources and information for senior school students in Maningrida (as well as from Gunbalanya, Milingimbi, Ramingining) at a two-day Career’s Expo, funded by the Community Champions Program and WCE (Nov, 2016). WCE coordinated and part-funded the participation of CDU, Menzies, BIITE and NAILSMA staff members. Seven staff attended. We also raised awareness about CDU and other higher education providers can offer (e.g. Stall, Expo, Youth Summit and Indigenous Leaders Conference) .

as a direct result of the youth summit, Kevin and his brother have now been researching courses at Uni for next year

WCE team provided also professional development for staff in key community organisations – through the meetings and workshops.

Workshops organised and led by WCE team with Maningrida school and other key community organisations.<br> Workshops organised and led by WCE team with Maningrida school and other key community organisations.

We also gave opportunities for students to celebrate their educational achievements and share their educational visions with others (e.g. discussing school experiences, participating in the Youth Summit)

Students from Maningrida participating to CDU Remote Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit - November 2016<br> Students from Maningrida participating to CDU Remote Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit - November 2016

Mentoring

Mentoring


Stanley celebrates his graduation in the Pre-Tertiary Success course at CDU Stanley celebrates his graduation in the Pre-Tertiary Success course at CDU


Mentoring

Jamie Hagan, Mentor and Engagement Officer mentored a lot of yound people through sport, he also participated in the Jabiru Gurrung Sports Carnival at the Mahbilil Festival, 2015. This work involved connecting with youth from a number of communities, and staff from the Australian Sports Commission and the STARS program for young Indigenous females


Mentoring

30 January 2017

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

Whole of Community Engagement Initiative

The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative has been operating through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University for the past two and half years.

23 January 2017

Evaluating WCE

We have been working hard with our partners and stakeholders to get feedback and to document and share our key findings and achievements.

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