How you can help young Aboriginal Australians

Help young people overcome social and emotional challenges

Disengagement from education is a significant concern amongst community members in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and local service providers are struggling to meet the needs of young Aboriginal people through programs that are culturally relevant and safe.  

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Mary MacKillop Today can continue to work alongside Aboriginal communities helping young people engage with education.

Will you help young people to overcome the social and emotional challenges that make it incredibly difficult to engage in learning?  

Please give today to support the Equine Assisted Learning program in the Kimberley, named Yawardani Jan-ga which means “horses doing healing.”

Delivered in partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute, the Yawardani Jan-ga program is owned and facilitated by experienced and qualified Aboriginal community members like Abby-Rose. 

As a schoolteacher, I see a real need to support mental health and wellbeing amongst the Indigenous youth in my community. I’ve been amazed at how taking the learning out of the classroom and into a different environment—  with horses amongst the quiet of nature—is a game changer for engaging with kids.” – Abby-Rose, part of the Yawardani Jan-ga program 

Supporters like you make it possible for Abby-Rose to work with horses and help young Aboriginal Australians who have disengaged after experiencing trauma or significant pressure.  

Please donate now, so young Aboriginal Australians can better engage with the education that is vital for their future. Thank you!