KARI was thrilled to be recognised with a National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (NAPCAN) Award for its School Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program supports Indigenous students entering Years 11 and 12 in South West and Western Sydney. Each year approximately 100 Indigenous students benefit from the KARI Scholarship Program, based on a simple concept where students are offered:
• Financial assistance
• General advice and guidance
• Education Forums
• Education Camps
Outcomes for the students include:
• Better school retention and performance
• Clarity about their education and career prospects
• Improved social connection
• Better connected to their culture
• Better education and job outcomes when they finish school
This national recognition is a true testament to the dedication and hard work of the organisation.
The NAPCAN Play Your Part Awards for inspiring prevention initiatives started in 2012 and operate nationally during National Child Protection Week. These awards provide national recognition for individuals, communities or organisations who have played a part in creating safer communities for children and young people.
The awards also provide a platform to nationally recognise inspiring prevention programs around the nation.
See www.napcan.org.au for more details.
By Charlotte Long