Funded by National Indigenous Australians Agency
An exciting new venture for Coomaditchie, the Ngaramura Project provides a supportive pathway assisting young people to re-engage with education through a cultural learning framework. Ngaramura is a Dharawal word meaning "see the way".
Evidence shows that Aboriginal high school students are suspended in numbers disproportionate to enrolment numbers. The Ngaramura Project aims at providing an environment that is culturally appropriate and structured to provide students with opportunities to undertake learning of a cultural nature and also mainstream academic learnings. This project involves a range of activities and programs supporting cultural teachings, academic learning and living and social skills in collaboration with participating local high schools and partnering organisations.
If you are interested in volunteering and/or supporting this project, please contact Michelle for more information.
Ph: 02 4274 7477
Evaluation of the Ngaramura “See the Way” program
This community report is based on research and evaluation undertaken by Ngarruwan Ngadju First Nations Health and Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.
ENVIRONMENT OF TRUST HELPS INDIGENOUS TEENS
A small Aboriginal community hall on the NSW south coast is home to a groundbreaking cultural mentorship program turning around the lives of disengaged Indigenous students.
NGARAMURA – GETTING BACK ON THE EDUCATION PATH
The Ngaramura (See the Way) Project run by the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation is making a huge difference to struggling Aboriginal students in the Illawarra.