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A former ALF student turns educator
This month's issue of Crosslight Magazine features a profile of Keiah, an Indigenous woman of the Yorta Yorta nation - and a former ALF student.

Keiah is now an educator herself; playing an important role as Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Support Officer at Langi Kal Kal prison. Keiah assists the Indigenous males with their literacy and helps to prepare them for life outside prison.

As well as literacy tuition, students are taken through a Certificate II in Mungul Jhal, which focuses on cultural studies. "It's important that people do not lose their roots." says Keiah.

Keiah is especially proud of one of her students who’s nearing the end of his sentence and has been able to get a place at TAFE in Ballarat. Keiah says, “I’m working really hard with him, to make sure his literacy is good enough to go right through the course.”
 
Keiah’s advice to her students is that “there’s no barrier that can’t be overcome.”
CEO's Report
Dear friends,

This has been an excellent monthLiteracy at Work, our new initiative to support Indigenous people in the workplace is receiving some great feedback from the participants, tutors and organisations involved. We feel this program can have a very positive effect for the employment prospects of older Aboriginal people.

A good example of successful employment is written in this month’s Uniting Church magazine, Crosslight. It describes how Keiah, a former ALF student, has successfully obtained a senior position in the Victorian Prison Service where she is the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Support Officer. Keiah is responsible for the education and tuition of more than 100 young Aboriginal people in the justice system.

We are also looking forward to our next Literacy Heritage Camp which will again be held in Ballarat, at the Grant St campus of Federation University. Through the generosity of a local riding school, the day will be rounded out with horse riding at Mount Warrenheip. We’re sure everyone will have a wonderful and productive time.

Best wishes,

Tony Cree, CEO
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Former ALF student, Keiah, featured in October edition of Crosslight Magazine.

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