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Aunty: Role models for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander girls

During their work, 3Bridges Aboriginal Services as found a large group of young women who have big dreams about what their futures could be. They are bright, but struggling to stay at school. Each has a strength that is worth investing in. What they are all missing is an older female role model, to show them how to achieve their dreams.

This project will deliver a successful older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentor to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from vulnerable and complex backgrounds. It will help these girls rediscover their strengths, connect them to culture and community, and become role models for others.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,500 will allow fifteen young girls to participate in a team building activity with their caring and successful role model

2020 New Project

Indigenous Women’s Career Mentoring


Continuing Multi-year Program

Sydney Women’s Fund: Portrait III Research recently found an alarming 44% of women had experienced discrimination in the last 12 months.
Almost a third reporting their mental health (32%) and career (31%) suffering, with income (20%), personal relationships (17%) and physical health (11%) also affected.

For many Alumni of CareerTrackers – they are the first in their family to graduate from university and work in the private sector. This mentoring program will accelerate the careers of 20 Indigenous women, connecting them with a supportive, dedicated mentor and a network of industry leaders and professionals.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$1,000 enables support for one indigenous young woman to receive 12-months professional mentoring & coaching

Malabar Midwives

Recognised nationally as a culturally appropriate and successful model for Aboriginal maternal and infant health care, Malabar Midwives is a pioneering Indigenous urban midwife service initiated by the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.

Building trust with new Mums on their journey as parents, Malabar Midwives provide food and transport and help reduce barriers for Aboriginal women to quality health care.

Addressing the inequities of access to maternal and infant health care, this unique program is improving health and wellbeing of Aboriginal women and their children.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just
$50 will buy emergency taxi vouchers for mums with babies in the premature babies ward

Continuing Multi-year Program

Yurungai Learning Centre – Redfern

Yurungai Learning Centre supports families living in the Waterloo Public Housing estate in Sydney with after-school services to 30-40 mostly Aboriginal primary school children.

Run by Barnardos, children receive nutritious daily meals, one-on-one tutoring, homework club, educational support and transport. They also enjoy cultural learning, creative activities, sports, dance, music and education in social skills and empowerment.

Yurungai works closely with parents, especially mothers, to ensure they are safe, connecting them also with culture and community.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just
$100 will provide culturally and age appropriate books for a child to keep up with their peers

Continuing Multi-year Program

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