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
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.