Meet Kadadjiny Aboriginal Corporation, one of the organisations registered for Local Voices Rewards in Albany.
"Kadadjiny, a word drawn from the Noongar language, translates in English to thinking, listening, and learning. It embodies the values of open-mindedness, respect, and a willingness to learn from our Elders and traditional wisdom keepers.
At Kadadjiny, we hold these values close in our work with Aboriginal communities and in our approach to education and community growth. The idea for the not-for-profit Kadadjiny was the brainchild of Stuart Roberts whose passion is in creating opportunities for young people and encouraging leadership and self-determination.
Stuart created the organisation with his Board members who are respected elders in their community and Kadadjiny was born. The logo, a fish, reflects the saying, "Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day; teach him to fish, and he eats for a lifetime." This symbolizes our commitment to empower the Aboriginal community through skill-building, fostering self-reliance and lasting change.
With the support of NIAA, our Schools Readiness Program is set to thrive over the next two years. We've established offices and brought together teams in Albany, Katanning, Gnowangerup, and Tambellup. This program targets Aboriginal school-aged kids aged 0-17 in regional areas, supporting those who struggle with school attendance.
Through bush camps, local heritage site visits, sports events, traditional dance, and art projects, we create inspiring experiences. Elders, community members, and our dedicated staff collaborate to ensure each child's well-being.
Diversity is our strength. With 90% of our team being Aboriginal, and 10 staff spread across the regions, we blend cultural insight with modern expertise."