Girls from Oz

Girls from Oz

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In 2016, Girls from Oz received $28,000 towards the delivery of an intensive performing arts program, where ten music and dance educators taught 55 Aboriginal girls and up to five women elders as well as local teachers and teacher aides in Halls Creek, in the East Kimberley region of WA.

Prospects for girls in Halls Creek are poor with less than 13% finishing school to year 11, 4% not attending, and unemployment at 15.4%. Girls from Oz were invited to Halls Creek in 2009 to address this need and to develop a way to increase the engagement of First Nations / Aboriginal girls in school and community life as well as exposing participants to a range of learning environments for further training, education and leadership.

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