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Gugan Gulwan is an Indigenous youth centre situated in Wanniassa. Gugan Gulwan works with its clients through a range of programs. It uses a consultative framework to develop efficient and effective programs and services that are culturally appropriate and self determining and valued by Indigenous young people and their families. To do so Gugan Gulwan has developed a network of partnerships and alliances with a range of agencies to ensure that it is able to carry out is role and meet its objectives.
Programs include; Drug and Alcohol program, a street-based outreach program, a general youth work program, Reconnect Program to support young people to remain in the formal education system and remain in the family home, non-formal education program which focuses on skills development for young people for whom the formal system is no longer an option.
Gugan Gulwan has been operational since 1992 and has been catering to the needs of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth in the ACT and Region for over 17 years. The Centre was opened by Dennis Davison on Thursday 12th July 2001 and continues to assist the Indigenous community.
Gugan Gulwan’s vision is to provide a safe and supportive environment for Indigenous young people and their families where they may gather and discuss issues that concern them and gain access to information, referral, counselling and remedial services.
Objectives of the Organisation are:-
- To promote the social, economic and cultural well being of Indigenous youth.
- To foster the education achievement and cultural awareness of Indigenous youth.
- To provide advocacy in all matters of social, economic, educational and legal affairs relating to Indigenous youth.
- To promote the participation of Indigenous youth in a range of sport and recreational activities.
- Design and implement strategies to cater for the needs of Indigenous youth towards a better quality of life.
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Calvin is 14yrs of age, and has accomplished so much!!!
Calvin was born in Canberra ACT and is a proud Kalkadoon descendant on his mother's side and a Wiradjuri, Ngandi, Gurunji descendant of the
Calvin is currently studying year 9 at
Calvin has grown up around sport and currently holds a sprinting record of 11.5s. Calvin recorded the fastest time for his age in the ACT 100m sprint and has the goal to represent
Calvin also played for Brumbies in the 2011 U14's Rugby Union and hopes to be selected again in the U15's division.
Calvin enjoys bike riding and doing Aboriginal art, but holds a strong passion for training and exercising to reach his goals.