In 2018, FISH established its Aboriginal Scholarship Initiative (called “Mooditj Kaatajan”, or “Deadly Learning”) to support Aboriginal young people to complete schooling to Year 12 and progress onto further training, university or employment.
The young people come from families who continue to suffer from intergenerational trauma and poverty: the aim of the scholarship is to contribute to breaking the cycle. Recipients must maintain a good standing through:
• Minimum 90% attendance at school;
• Attend FISH and school cultural events;
• Apply for leadership positions in the school;
• Participate in school carnivals;
• Attend after school tutoring if available.
As part of this program, where possible, FISH will provide supported accommodation for students to enable them to succeed. We also support recipients through mentoring by FISH staff.