ROLE MODELS AND LEADERS AUSTRALIA (RMLA) - GIRLS ACADEMY - www.girlsacademy.au
The Girls Academy Program works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the barriers that prevent Indigenous girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential. Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl - Change a Community”.
Australian Indigenous girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every social measure, Australian Indigenous Girls trail their non-Indigenous peers in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.
As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RMLA Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change. The Girls Academy equips Indigenous girls with the tools required to engage in their education, achieve their goals and change their communities.