Indigenous education programme Learn Earn Legend! is empowering Aboriginal youth to finish high school and pursue higher education or fulltime employment, says program co-ordinator and former Wallaby, Jim Williams.
Actress Leah Purcell remembers the first day school finally made sense to her. She had written a story for her Year 7 teacher and it came back covered in red ink with a big “See Me” scrawled across the page.
Growing up in a large family at La Perouse in Sydney, Mark Ella, who is now the head of sport at NITV remembers that his parents always encouraged him and his siblings to make sure that they went to school every day.
Eighteen-year-old Indigenous student Jamaine Crossley is a living legend in his community after becoming the first in his family to finish Year 12 and be accepted into tertiary study, with the support of the Australian Government’s Learn Earn Legend! programme.
Five midwives from North Queensland’s Apunipima Cape York Health Council have been given an opportunity to get a Postgraduate Certificate in screening, diagnostics, pharmacology and prescribing for midwives.
Getting children to school is the Australian Government’s number one priority for Indigenous people. That’s because going to school and being at school every day gives every child the best chance for a good start in life.