Destination Dreaming staff have just returned home from the first Beyond Billabong vocational training and life skills program for young indigenous women.
The group facilitated a month-long program for twelve women from Mount Isa and Normanton, which included horsemanship, leatherwork, indigenous art, cooking and vocational pathways sessions.
A huge highlight was a week spent at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast. The girls spent time learning to surf, scaling the high ropes course, marvelling at the Outback Spectacular and experiencing the thrills of Dreamworld.
An area of the program that we are particularly passionate about is providing a life skills education. Throughout the first program, the girls learned skills to enable them to make better choices upon their return home, including goal setting skills, how to identify a healthy relationship, communication and skills towards employability, and the commitment to consciously developing and challenging oneself.
The exciting program is the first of six female programs scheduled for the calendar year. Destination Dreaming is looking forward to a rewarding, though hectic year, in assisting to deliver these innovative and inspiring programs.