MARRAM NGANYIM

WE ARE STRONGMARRAM NGANYIN

Marram Nganyin is a name provided by the Wurundjeri Tribe and Lands Compensation Heritage Council meaning ‘we are strong’ in language provided by the Wurundjeri People.

Marram Nganyin Mentoring Grants Announced

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) are pleased to announce the 5 Aboriginal organisations that will receive grants of $335, 000 to deliver strength-based and place-based mentoring programs over three years. This is the strongest commitment from the Victorian Government to Marram Nganyin since its inception in 2016, which has now seen over 300 young people supported across the state.
 
Congratulations on behalf of the KYC to the following organisations:
  • Bunjilwarra Koori youth healing service in Mornington Peninsula will deliver a mentoring program within a residential rehabilitation service for young aboriginal people in Hastings.
  • Weenthunga Health Network in the City of Yarra will support young first nations women with careers in health/wellbeing through a mentoring program for young women.
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place in the City of Whitehorse will codesign and deliver a community led youth program.
  • Rumbalara Football and Netball Club in Greater Shepparton will bring together young people aged 15 – 19 to co-design their own leadership program with mentors.
  • Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation in Glenelg and Southern Grampians Shires through the Karreeta Koornong Marr project will support young people aged 12 – 25 with a three-year mentoring program which aims to connect them to culture, build leadership skills and support their future goals.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Natalie Suleyman

‘On the path to empowerment, self-governance isn't a privilege but an essential requirement. The Marram Nganyin grants acknowledge this reality, offering resources for Aboriginal communities to mould their own futures, nurturing a tradition of self-reliance and prosperity for successive generations.’ 

‘The Marram Nganyin grants symbolise more than mere financial assistance; they embody a dedication to Indigenous self-determination. By empowering Aboriginal-led organisations to devise and execute mentoring programs, we enable communities to surpass systemic obstacles and cultivate a future marked by resilience and fortitude.

For more information contact marramnganyin@koorieyouth.org.au

Marram Nganyin is a name provided by the Wurundjeri Tribe and Lands Compensation Heritage Council meaning ‘we are strong’ in language provided by the Wurundjeri People.

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