We have powerful and worrying evidence that young women of Cape York frequently find themselves stuck in a negative intergenerational cycle with no education, no work, dysfunctional relationships, low health and low self-worth. The outcomes of this common cycle are bleak.
Our Sisters works closely with Cape York Partnership to smash this cycle through a unique trauma-informed educational approach, a strong focus on health and wellbeing, and a grounding in language and culture.
By strengthening their academic and cultural capacity, as well their health and self-belief, we empower Cape York girls of all ages to follow their dreams and start a generational cycle of hope and prosperity.
Are you ready to change her world?
Every dollar donated goes directly to help empower young Indigenous women of Cape York and beyond. We are currently raising funds for three programs that will have a profound affect of the lives of these girls and their families for generations to come.
- Cape York Girl Academy Health & Wellbeing Program
- Cape York Leaders Program university scholarships
- Ngak Min Health health management program at Djarragun College
Who we help
Our Sisters is a fundraising initiative of Cape York Partnership – a non-profit organisation that empowers indigenous families and communities to choose a life they have reason to value. Cape York Parntership consist of 11 entities that focus on different areas of education, poilcy, health, culture, leadership, and employment. Our Sisters is focussed on the entities who support our girls.
Health and Wellbeing
Ngak Min Health is a community clinic that supports the medical health and wellbeing of our girls. They provide a culturally safe space for assessments and develop information material in ancestral languages to close the communication gap between patients and practitioner.
Cape York Girl Academy is Australia’s first boarding school designed for young mothers and their babies. Mother and child live and learn together, supported by caring staff.
Djarragun College is a P-12 school with a strong cultural curriculum. The college offers exceptional pathways into the workforce following school.
Language & Culture
Pama Language Centre works to record, revitalise and maintain our ancestral languages. They develop support packages empowering girls to speak their own languages, retain culture and make a generational impact.
Through a comprehensive support program and scholarships to elite boarding schools, Cape York Leaders Program mentors students from Cape York through high school and beyond. The girls graduate with the skills and confidence to be a leader for their whole community.