Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia
Inspire and empower Indigenous youth in Australia

Project Report | Aug 16, 2016
Stand and Lead Trip to Ballaglen

By Deb Oliver | Project Leader

Getting the hang of the board!
Getting the hang of the board!

Dear Supporters, 

The Stand and Lead trip this July was a great success this year. It was supposed to be a much smaller trip this year due to lack of available funding but that changed after a chance encounter with Teachabout who happened to be in the area at the same time!

Teachabout offered the assistance of five volunteers to assist with the transportation of the kids as well as help us supervise the paddling. This meant that we were able to take more kids with us than we were planning and has also given rise to the potential to develop a wonderful partnership. 

On this Desert2Surf (D2S) trip, two adults from the remote Northern Territory of Minyerri travelled to a local billabong, Ballaglen, with 13 children aged 4-16 years, volunteers from Teachabout and our staff, to participate in our annual stand up paddling session with D2S. Of the participants, six children had been on trips with us previously and two of them have even joined us on previous surfing trips down south!

As well as providing great fun and teaching the skills of stand up paddling, the session aimed to build the children's self-confidence, self-esteem and self-belief. In order to model healthy life choices, a healthy lunch and healthy snacks are also provided. 

All of the children had a wonderful time learning to paddle, being together in the water and helping each other. The older children all expressed a strong desire to fulfil the D2S requirements in order to participate in future trips. These requirements include regular school attendance and an overall commitment to their education. 

It is so wonderful to see the children having fun, being active and starting to believe in themselves and their abilities and getting excited about reaping the rewards from their hard work and commitment to their education. 

Thank you for your donations, which made this trip possible!

With Gratitude, 

Desert2Surf

Mastering standing up!
Mastering standing up!
All of the participants who joined us this year
All of the participants who joined us this year
Happy faces
Happy faces

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Carly Kruyer
London , London United Kingdom

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