Since 2017, SEDA Group (SEDA) has partnered with MADALAH Limited (MADALAH) to deliver the WA component of the National Indigenous Education and Leadership Program. MADALAH is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary scholarships to young Indigenous students.
Together, SEDA and MADALAH can offer Indigenous students:
- A Scholarship covering the school/enrolment fee
- Strengthening of their cultural identity
- Regular Indigenous Leadership Program activities
- MADALAH Mentor sessions
- Pathways and connections to higher education
- Skills to gain meaningful employment
- 1 on 1 support from the SEDA Indigenous Liaison Officer and other Wellbeing staff
A key aspect of the program is to develop the next generation of young Indigenous leaders and role models and create a strong connection to the community. While identifying tailored pathways for our students into higher education and/or employment, we aim to mentor and support our Alumni to increase their chance of success.
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About the Program
During AFL Dreamtime week in 2018, SEDA Group (SEDA) officially launched the SEDA National Indigenous Education and Leadership Program at The Long Walk luncheon. The program is supported by a number of other Indigenous partner organisations including: The Long Walk, MADALAH, Tiwi College, Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board (TITEB), Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Culture is Life.
The focus of the SEDA National Indigenous Education and Leadership Program is to work closely with the sporting industry, education sector and Indigenous community partners to educate and empower our Indigenous students and assist them to realise their potential. A key aspect of the program is to develop the next generation of young Indigenous leaders and role models and create strong pathways for our students into higher education and/or employment.
Indigenous SEDA students in Western Australia will be immersed in the program through a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Pending funding, these students will also have the opportunity to attend a National Indigenous Leadership Camp. This annual event will bring together SEDA Indigenous students from all around Australia.
Students in Western Australia will meet as a group several times a year and undertake a range of activities, such as:
• Engaging with Indigenous organisations, Elders and strengthening culture
• Receiving and providing mentoring support
• Mapping meaningful pathways to employment and/or higher education
• Leadership development
WE ARE SEEKING YOUR SUPPORT.
SEDA Group (RTO: 22503) and our program partners are currently seeking support from corporate, government and philanthropic organisations to support scholarships for Indigenous students involved in the program.
Get In Touch
Jethro Calma-Holt, National Indigenous Manager
(03) 9834 6324 / JethroC@sedagroup.com.au