MADALAH will be supporting 461 scholars this year, our biggest cohort to date! We have an exciting year ahead which includes new and existing programs and key events.
Our first event for the year is the MADALAH Future Footprints 2023 Welcome to Country, which took place Sunday 12th February at Kings Park Exhibition Ground. Partner schools attended this special event along with MADALAH staff and mentors and AISWA staff. After a wonderful Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony by Aunt Viv and Simon Forrest, the day concluded with a collaborative showcase of students performing traditional and contemporary dances.
Year 7 Camp will be taking place at Point Walter this weekend, Saturday 18th February. This is an important event as it brings together our new cohort of Year 7’s for the first time as they start their high school journey. It provides an opportunity to get to know fellow MADALAH scholars through a range of activities and team building run by our staff and mentors.
I am excited to announce our students will have the opportunity to apply to participate in a unique 10-week program called the Youth Empowerment program (YEP) in Term 2. Students will attend 1 session per week, where they will create meaningful relationships, hear from powerful guest speakers, and develop the tools and skills to become generational leaders.
We will be holding our annual Education & Wellbeing Days in May. The MADALAH Ball is back on, 5th August 2023.
Our Youth Leadership Summit will take place in Term 4. The Summit is an opportunity for our budding young Indigenous leaders to get together for a 3-day camp. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to discover their leadership qualities, participate in MADALAH events and become future leaders.
I look forward to an exciting year with our MADALAH students and team, and wish everyone well through their 2023 journey.
Laura Taylor – CEO, MADALAH Limited