ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER EMPOWERMENT
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and education in Australia face significant disparities, perpetuating cycles of disadvantage and limiting potential. Addressing these issues requires a multifaceted approach that involves creating culturally appropriate opportunities and addressing systemic inequalities.
The Kuwa (Kaurna word for Crow) Circles Program provides under-represented First Nation women with a culturally safe education and training environment designed to amplify their personal development and help realise their career passion.
Students participate in the specialist sports and cultural curriculum aimed at transforming participants’ love for AFL into an appreciation and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles. Over four intensive weeks, students complete a range of classroom and practical workshops aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Participants are also connected with leading employment experts to help realise their career vision following the completion of year 12 studies.
Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentors are employed by the Adelaide Crows Foundation throughout the duration of the program to provide cultural leadership and support to Tjindu students. While in this mentor capacity the Senior Mentors access tailored career development to help define their career aspirations and gain access to ongoing employment, training or education in their desired field of choice.
Interested in partnering with this program? Submit an enquiry and a member from our executive team will make contact to arrange a meeting.