Western Australia Minister for Youth Donna Faragher
Indigenous Youth Gain Chance To Develop Leadership Skills
Victor P Taffa
Forty Indigenous Young people from across Western Australia will have the opportunity to develop their Leadership, Community Development and Management skills with the launch of the 2010 One Sky, Many Paths program.
Youth Minister Donna Faragher said the program allows 40 young people to attend a five-day residential learning program, before and after the completion of project work in their local communities.
“During the project work, participants will receive training through an online network provided by the Challenger Institute of Technology and mentoring from local community leaders.” Mrs. Faragher said.
“The residential programs in Perth will help develop their confidence and self-esteem, while allowing students to interact and encourage one another as they learn.”
“This program offers young indigenous people a great opportunity to enhance their skills so they can return to their community and work to make a difference.”
Yamatji woman Corissa Boddington, 19, completed the first One Sky, Many Paths program last year.
“Leadership means helping others without expecting anything in return.” Ms. Boddington said.
“People look up to good leaders they show others what they could be doing with their lives.”
One Sky, Many Paths was developed and funded by seven State Government agencies committed to creating leadership opportunities for indigenous youth.
Applications close on July 12.