Inspiring Young People
28 March 2016
Wunan’s inaugural Youth Leadership Camp for students in the Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) was held in Kununurra in January.
Indigenous students from across the East Kimberley came together for an exciting weekend of leadership development, group bonding and self-reflection in preparation for the challenge of leaving their homes and communities to study in Melbourne and Sydney.
The students took part in a range of activities designed to promote leadership and encourage personal development – and had plenty of fun while they were at it!
They also had the opportunity to hear from community role models – including Troy Lewis, Dr Stephanie Trust and Brendan Nelson – each of whom have been able to overcome disadvantage in their early lives to become highly successful in their chosen fields.
Students were asked to reflect on their goals in life. Becoming a role model for others was a common theme:
“To set an example for younger people in my town.”
“To become successful and a role model for my countrymen.”
“To achieve new things and make a better life.”
The Youth Leadership Camp will be an annual event. Wunan thanks the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet for its support for this event and Aboriginal Hostels Limited for generously allowing us to use their Kununurra facility.