Indigenous students celebrate their journey
MORE than 50 future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders will have their education journeys celebrated tonight following the end of the school year.
The Smith Family’s chief executive Dr Lisa O’Brien said the Smith Family’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Project gave young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to complete their secondary school education at some of the country’s best secondary schools.
“Being away from home and cultural connections is not easy and can be confronting for young people who have grown up in remote or regional communities and then find themselves attending a new school in a major city,” she said.
“Working together with our partner schools, we help the students to develop leadership skills, broaden their educational horizons and realise their aspirations.”
The 56 graduates came from remote communities such as Galiwinku.
Graduates Charlotte, Nicole, Jason and Shaquille at Haileybury yesterday