Indigenous mentors on track for success
RAIN didn’t dampen the launch of ontrack, a new learning DVD for indigenous communities at Mossman Gorge on Monday.
Actor Leon Burchill and elder Roy Gibson, vice chairman of the Bamanga Bubu Ngadiminku Corporation – who both appear in ontrack – presented a screening of the DVD, which aims to promote literacy and numeracy within traditional communities.
An initiative of The Learning Workshop – a private training organisation – the DVD was filmed at Mossman Gorge and is designed to help indigenous mentors meet the literacy needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait island people.
’’Integral to the resource is a film component that promotes learning in a culturally appropriate way,’’ said Sue Miller, managing director, The Learning Workshop.
‘‘Situated in an indigenous community context, it highlights the holistic relationship between family, mentor and community.’’
The DVD aims to teach indigenous mentors how to develop as effective mentors.
’’It shows good ways of being a mentor, and what not to do,’’ said Mr Burchill, who plays the role of a mentor in ontrack.
“It also shows the opportunities for mentors.”
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Right on track: Roy Gibson, vice chairman of the Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Corporation and Actor Leon Burchill – who both feature in the DVD – at the launch of