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Moorditj Nop Program - City of Stirling Youth Servcies

City of Stirling

Since October 2007 the City of Stirling, Youth Services has been running a Indigenous boys leadership program called Moorditj Nop Program (meaning great boys) formerly known as Marman Biridiyia Program. The leadership program works in partnership with the Department of Education and Training with local Stirling high schools such as Churchlands, Carine, Balcatta and Mirrabooka SHS to offer local, young indigenous males a leadership program which aims to: • Promote connection of youth with their culture • Establish links to positive role models within the community • Introduce strategies for a healthy lifestyle • Improve attendance at school • Provide necessary skills for employment entry The Moorditj Nop program every school term has a different theme such as: • Traditional dance • Art • Music • Career and industry training • Film making - Partnering with the Reel Connections project in 2009 to make a documentary called "Welcome to Country". The Reel Connections Project is an information and training partnership aimed at helping young migrants and Indigenous youth at risk, understand their legal rights, responsibilities and ensure their personal safety project led by the City of Stirling.

2009

Sponsored by Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Contact name: Ms Kylie Bennett
Contact position: Project Officer
Contact address: 25 Cedric Street
  Stirling
Contact phone: (08) 9345 8586
Contact fax: (08) 9345 8821
Contact email: bennett.kylien@stirling.wa.gov.au
Council's web site:

Youth Engagement:

The Award will be given to projects which demonstrates innovation, good practice and excellence that benefits young Australians where they live, study, work and play or to projects that help young people participate actively in their communities, and in institutions that service those communities, as respected young citizens.

Visit the sponsor's web site: www.deewr.gov.au

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Last Updated: 17 October, 2013