MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers Secondary and Tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities to West Australia’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities.
The organisation also manages Nyirrwa Murrgurlayi, Employment and Education Housing Broome. The WA Housing Authority established the Employment and Education Housing Program to address the need for supported accommodation targeting Aboriginal people from remote communities to undertake training and access employment opportunities in regional centres of Western Australia.
We believe education is the key to generational change and opportunity, and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our participants, their families and communities. ‘Making A Difference And Looking Ahead’ is what our name stands for, and what we empower our students and participants to do.
Indigenous people have the power to realise their dreams and aspirations.
To empower Indigenous people to transform their lives through education and training.
Since 2009, MADALAH Limited has provided Indigenous young people from remote and regional communities the opportunity for a quality education, and employment-related training. MADALAH Limited is governed by a Board and our staff, both in Perth and Broome, manage the programs and provide support to the students and participants, and their families.
We have supported hundreds of Indigenous young people from around Australia during their education and training journey, and we continue to support them after they graduate. Our mission is to empower youth to achieve excellence in life through education and training.
About our Scholarship Programs
MADALAH Limited provides scholarships through the Indigenous Youth Leadership Legacy Program and the Scholarships, Opportunities, Achievements, Results Program, for students wishing to attend our partner secondary schools in Western Australia and universities around Australia. In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, MADALAH supports the development of a pool of positive role models and future leaders who will inspire others and illustrate the successes that can be achieved through education. The scholarship programs are funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
About our Accommodation Facilities
MADALAH also manages Nyirrwa Murrgurlayi, Employment and Education Housing (EEH) in Broome. The EEH program provides affordable, supported accommodation for people accessing employment, education or training opportunities in regional centres. The program is a non-permanent housing option, with facilities acting as a stepping stone whilst participants get themselves established. Preference is given to people of Western Australian Aboriginal descent.
Board and lodging costs at Nyirrwa Murrgurlayi are based on the individual participants’ income. Normal rental terms and conditions apply, and participants sign an agreement, which outlines their rights and responsibilities while participating in the program.
The assessment and support provided and the partnerships of support built around the participants contribute to the successful completion of their training, the transition to full-time employment and eventually into their own accommodation in the community.