DSF partnered with Dare to Lead and the Ernabella Anangu School in South Australia in a remote indigenous community to provide real pathways from school to work for young people.
DSF attended the Tri-state remote education in March 2009 in Alice Springs and following a presentation that outlined the dire situation of virtually zero employment for young people in remote communities, we approached the former Principal of Ernabella Anangu School, Sam Osborne, to look at developing a genuine school to work transition project by supporting the existing school based construction program at Ernabella Anangu School (remote North West SA) to develop into a pathway to post school training and employment.
Lisa Solomon, the school principal, key elders and other leaders within the school, the community and the district education including Makinti Minutjukur , director of the regional education council (PYEC) and Katrina Tjitayi, District School Improvement Co-ordinator. have been engaged in the process and it is likely that the community can take a step from purely school based activity to community based employment in 2010.
This video records the story of Ernabella’s successful construction history and the thoughts and sentiments of elders who can encourage young people to get involved and to lead the discussion at community level.
Aaron Tjangala (team leader)
Errol Wells with his wife and daughter
Katrina Tjitayi, Umatji Tjitayi, Anne Jack and Yurpiya Lionel.
Showcases projects undertaken by young skills teams working with local communities in Zimbabwe, East Timor, Kenya and Cape York and gives a feel for the realities on the ground for organisations and individuals wishing to do something similar.
The National Youth Committment was about guaranteeing that all young people have access to Year 12 or its equivalent or a job with training. Six partnerships were established between 1999 and 2001 to explore the capacity of local communities to deliver a Youth Commitment.
Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.