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“Our children of today are our leaders of tomorrow.” “Bubup-nganyin yalingbu nanggit-nganyin buyburruny gurridhan.” (Woiwurrung)

Pathways to Womanhood

The primary objective of the Pathways to Womanhood Program is to provide opportunities for the young women who attend Worawa to develop their self confidence and self-esteem grounded in their Indigenous heritage but ready to take their place in the broader Australian Society. Pathways to Womanhood is a two year program that provides a series of modules and experiences for the young women attending Worawa to develop their leadership skills.

The approach is one of action learning and reflection which includes:

  • health education, health promotion activities and self-awareness and self-esteem building
  • cultural awareness and development of cultural identity
  • leadership development
  • community service and work experience
  • mentoring

The approach at Worawa is to strengthen the identity and self- esteem of young women as Indigenous Australians so that they are able to bridge both worlds and take their place as leaders within the Indigenous community and Australian society.