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 | Sep 8, 2014
Trip South 2014 - Surfing and Cultural Exchange

By Sophie Birkett | Head of Operations, Charitable Trust

Dear Supporter,

The Trip South 2014 was a huge success. Your donations covered the total cost for our two 12 year old boys we mentioned in our last report (Gregory and Victor) and one adult, from a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory, to participate in the Desert2Surf trip - Trip South 2014.

As per our previous report, we had hoped Gregory's mother, Maryanne, would join the trip. She was unable to this time, however Samuel, father of Gregory and uncle of Victor, chaperoned the boys for the duration of the trip. Samuel is a respected and exemplary Community member. He is in line to be an Elder of his Community. He and his wife both have jobs and hold positions of responsibility within the Minyerri Community. They model excellent family and community values. Desert2Surf was privileged to have Samuel participate in the trip and provide very positive feedback on the trip’s organisation and objectives

These costs included:

  • Air fares
  • Bus and vehicles 
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Entertainment.

As well as enabling Desert2Surf to teach trip participants to surf, the donation also facilitated Desert2Surf in providing trip participants with experiences which mainstream children take for granted. Ultimately Desert2Surf aims to build the capacity of remote and disadvantaged indigenous youth by building their self-confidence and physical skills while nurturing their leadership qualities. 

The surfing built the children’s self-confidence, self-esteem and self-belief and both expressed a desire to fulfil any Desert2Surf requirements in order to participate in future trips. One requirement is regular school attendance and commitment to their education generally. 

The trip also involved the boys to visit a mainstream school in Melbourne, Victoria. The school visit facilitated a rewarding cultural exchange experience. The boys thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Kinglake Primary School students and being included in their classroom and playground activities.

Thank you for supporting this project and making this trip happen. We are now excitedly planning our next trip; Stand and Lead 2014.

All the best

Desert2suft and GVI Charitable Trust

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Jul 1, 2014
Trip South 2014 - Selected Youth

By Sophie Birkett | Head of Operations, Charitable Trust

May 1, 2014
Support of the community

By Sophie Birkett | Head of Operations, Charitable Trust

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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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