The best way to break the Passive Welfare Cycle is to avoid it altogether.
The Foundation is working in a number of ways to support young Indigenous people by:
Collecting donations of children’s books to supplement the libraries in Indigenous communities.
Collecting football boots to supply to Indigenous boys who play in bare feet
Liaising between Coles and a Darwin based training company to provide appropriately trained staff to work in Coles supermarkets.
Introducing young Indigenous people, primarily located in remote communities to golf. This project, conducted in conjunction with Bruce Green, the Head Professional at Royal Melbourne Golf Club is scheduled to commence in mid-2011.
Establishing a program to assist exceptional young Indigenous individuals to achieve life goals. The first participant in this program is Savannah Kelly, a 16 year old from Darwin, whose career objectives are to excel in her higher school studies and also in amateur golf to allow her to gain a sporting scholarship in a US college to play golf and study Dentistry.
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of Firbank Grammar in awarding Savannah a boarding scholarship; Bruce Green, the Head Coach at Royal Melbourne Golf Club for volunteering his