Ganbina: Empowering Indigenous kids to achieve their full potential
Ganbina uses a powerful mentoring model to ensure that Indigenous young people have the education, life skills and life experiences they need to achieve their full potential.
Based in Shepparton, Ganbina works with Indigenous kids in school, through further education and training and into work, empowering them to overcome the disadvantages they face, identify learning and life goals and the pathways to achieving them.
Young people receive support via mentoring, tutoring, leadership programs and employment programs. In 2019 22 year 11 and 12 students are participating in the Youth Leadership Program and 36 are enrolled in Ganbina’s Driver Education Program, while 50 young people participate in the employment program and 18 are at University or TAFE.
Overall, 360 Indigenous young people are enrolled with Ganbina in 2019, with numbers growing each year.
The Sidney Myer Fund’s grant will provide general operating support for a period of five years, FY19-FY23.