Ganbina is Australia’s most successful Indigenous school to work transition program.
Thier approach is unique. They mentor young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, from the ages of six to 25 years old, to make sure they gain the education, skills and life experiences they need to unlock their full potential. Their program includes learning support, life skills training, cultural appreciation, career guidance and financial assistance.
It is a fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia are severely disadvantaged.
Many come from family backgrounds where long-term generational unemployment and welfare dependency are common. As a result, most lack positive role models and the support they need to show them how to create a better future for themselves.
- 43% of Indigenous first year primary school children have limited motor skills, or poor social and communications skills, or limited basic literacy and numeracy skills (vs 21% non-Indigenous children).
- 38.5% of Indigenous children do not achieve Year 12 or its equivalent (vs. 13.6% non-Indigenous children).
- 60% of Indigenous youth aged 17-24 are not engaged in post-school education, training or employment (vs. 25% non-Indigenous youth).
How does Ganbina do it?
Ganbina’s one on one mentoring program is called ‘JOBS4U2.’ It is delivered by a team of trained mentors who support Indigenous children throughout their crucial formative years from six to 25 years old.
Elements of the program include:
Primary School Support (6-12 years)
Establishing relationships with young children and their families, private tuition & coaching.
Jobs Education (6-18 years)
Helping children understand why education is important, exploring different career options, work experience opportunities, industry tours.
Jobs Training (16-25 years)
Consolidating career choices, traineeships or tertiary training, networking with potential employers.
Jobs Employment (15+ years)
Securing jobs of choice, further training for career advancement, long term career planning.
Life Skills (6-25 years)
Leadership training, personal development coaching, professional driving tuition, Indigenous culture education.
Scholarships (6-25 years)
Primary, secondary & tertiary scholarships, work-related expense grants.
Youth Achievement Awards (12-18 years)
Annual awards recognising individual achievements.
The Ask – Make a Donation to Ganbina
How could your donation help?
$50 – Helps a young child improve their literacy and numeracy skills.
$75 – Helps a teenager learn how to drive safely.
$150 – Helps a young person learn leadership skills.
$200 – Helps a student with uniforms, books & excursions.
Donations of any amount you desire can be made by clicking here. Thank you for your kindness.