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.