Clontarf Foundation visit TEABBA!

Clontarf Foundation visit TEABBA!

Thursday 12 September 2013, TEABBA had a visit from the Clontarf Foundation the students that they brought along this time were from the Casuarina Senior College. There were 28 students, so four media stations were used, and the students got into four groups then each would rotate to the next station and so on until all groups had experienced and interacted with each of these stations. TEABBA staff, Thecla Brogan, did station 1, which was an intro to “Yarning Up” and showed them the Yarning Up Series 3 DVD. Station 2 was with TEABBA staff, Mandy Garling, who did short scripts for promo’s, Id’s and Intro’s but with a hip hop twist, which got much laughter and big smiles. The next station was with TEABBA staff, Jason Tambling who was in production and editing. Finally the last station was live on air in studio 1 with Lee Hewitt.
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.
The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.
The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules and/or Rugby League. The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programmes are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.
The Academies provide an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend or have low school attendance.
Using a comprehensive approach of supportive relationships, a welcoming environment, and a diverse range of activities, the students develop improved self-esteem and confidence.
Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles, life skills and football. In order to remain in the programme, participants must continue to work at school and embrace the objectives of the Foundation.

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