Creating strong women

A $310,000 pilot program helping local Koori girls reach their full potential will be delivered at two Mildura secondary schools.

Minister for Education James Merlino yesterday announced the two-year program that will give about 60 local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls access to a range of activities such as sport, art, music and dance. It will also provide daily support from on-site mentors to identify their goals and aspirations.

Chaffey Secondary College students Maythelma Handy, 13, and Jmara Clarke, 14, will be some of the first participants in the Mildura Stars program. Picture: Louise Barker

Chaffey Secondary College students Maythelma Handy, 13, and Jmara Clarke, 14, will be some of the first participants in the Mildura Stars program. Picture: Louise Barker

The program will be provided by the Stars Foundation and delivered at Mildura Senior College and Chaffey Secondary College.

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