How does sponsorship help you with your education?
“My sponsors help me with buying school things. We have also been given a laptop and internet access by The Smith Family, which has really helped with homework.
“I am now in Year 10 and I really love going to school. I haven’t missed a day for two years now.”
What are your goals for the future?
“I’m hoping to study medicine at university and work in rural communities. I think I would like to be a paediatrician.
“My mum passed away when I was five years old and my dad suffered brain damage in a car crash, so health and medicine are really important to me.
“When I leave school, I want to help close the medical health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. I volunteered in a rural community during the school holidays helping children, and I really fell in love with the people. I want to give something back to the community.”
1. Commonwealth of Australia, Dept of PM&C (2018) Closing the gap, Prime Minister’s report, 2018.