Seed Foundation Australia provides pathways into higher education, training and employment in the health sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth from rural and remote communities in Northern Australia.

The Foundation works closely with Connect ‘n’ Grow, a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation to deliver the First Peoples Health Program (FPHP), an innovative and nationally recognised health training program designed for students in their final years of secondary education. The aim of FPHP is to increase the Indigenous health workforce and to provide secondary students with health literacy that can be taken back to their home communities, empowering themselves and their families to take control of their own health by building awareness and responsiveness to critical health issues.

In 2017 Dusseldorp Forum provided Seed Foundation Australia with an opportunity grant of $25,000 for a Pathways Support Officer (PSO) to manage its holistic wraparound support services. These unique services not only facilitate the attainment of education and employment pathways, but they also incorporate strong cultural and community practice. The PSO will support our students’ health and wellbeing needs while they in turn transfer their newly learnt knowledge about improving and maintaining their health to their community.

Find out more about Seed Foundation’s work here.