In disadvantaged communities there is sometimes a generational overhang in which young children at primary school do not have the guidance that is needed to help them when they encounter life problems. This then turns into a vicious circle that carries on into adolescence and adulthood. This project is about creating a way for young people to get back on track and to find a good pathway through life and learning. The shed will give young people the opportunity to repair bicycles, skateboards and to learn about road safety. There will also be an emphasis on food, gardening, horticulture, bush foods and medicines.
Finance and Support
A sum of $20,000 is required for the building materials for the shed. Volunteer labour will be used to construct the shed. Traiditional material will be gathered for the mia mia/gunya and this will be provided by the elders committee and mentors of the project.
Mentors and Leaders
This project will be lead by Habitat Personnel in partnership with East Nowra Primary School and the Shoalhaven Yuin and the Indigenous people who have come to reside in the Shoalhaven over time.