At Starwin our mantra is 'where your change creates community change' & we are dedicated to offering career pathways to young Indigenous women from remote communities. Since 2016, we have partnered with the Australian Defence Force to offer a groundbreaking Career Mentoring Program for young Tiwi women.
In October, 2016, we travelled to Victoria to participate in the inaugural Koorie Women's AFL carnival at Bendigo. Participants are mentored by Indigenous women in the forces and activities include work development skills, simulated shooting, nutrition, a visit to social enterprise Boots for All and AFL clubs Essendon & Richmond.
In November 2017, we travelled to Melbourne with a team of youth girls, identified by their schools as demonstrating leadershup in their participation with education, cadets and local football.
The four day experience saw them engage in activities with Indigenous females from the Defence Forces acting as mentors. Click here
to discover more out about the program and their success in the Navy Daily News.
In 2018 the program moved to Adelaide for the Around the Campfire Cup. Eleven young Tiwi women, nominated by their schools and two leaders travel 10-14 October with the support of ADF, Sealink NT, Territory Air Services, Fly Tiwi, Cricket & Football Shop and Fitzroy Rotary Club (VIC). Activities this year focused this year on RAAF work experience and a visit to Port Power Academy.
2018 participants: 1. Kyanne Warlapinni, 2. Sarah Fernando, 3. Shikira Henry
4. Cassius Morgan, 5. Freda Puruntatameri, 6. Kimberley Stassi, 7. Martha De Santis, 8. Mickey Mungatopi, 9. Shenaida Bush, 10. Julianna Kerinaiua , 11. Jenna Singh-Lippo
And Leaders; Gladys Puruntatameri & Jessica Stassi.
Find out more @ 2018 roundup