Education and Skills Development

Education and Skills Development

Links to Learning rYse Up - Lismore

Links to Learning rYse Up - Lismore

Links to Learning rYse Up supports Year 9 girls re-engage with education through developing positive decision making, healthy behaviours and resilience. The key features of the program are: the development of participants’ confidence, self-esteem, social abilities, goal-setting, leadership and life skills.
The participants will be:

  1. Using art, creative and experiential learning to support them to discover their talents and develop confidence in their ability to learn different ways
  2. Exploring social, life and employment pathways they may wish to follow and identifying the skills and learning required to participate in these areas
  3. Be supported to identify goals for their own lives, relating school education to the skills required to pursue these goals and helping young women identify their own skills and the learning styles that help them achieve their goals
  4. Participating in workshops covering: self-esteem, leadership, conflict resolution, mental health, bullying, healthy relationships, body image, budgeting, community engagement,nutrition, harm minimisation, team building, gender/power issues, cultural awareness, sexuality and sexual health, social media, personal safety, resilience
  5. Developing links with a wide range of local services

Links to Learning rYse Up participants will be encouraged to share what they have learned upon returning to school and will be invited, upon graduation from the program, to use their skills  to support and mentor their peers.

Links to Learning – Nowra,  Bomaderry, Vincentia

Links to Learning – Nowra, Bomaderry, Vincentia

Links to Learning is a targeted program implemented by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to improve outcomes for young people and focuses on effective transitions for at risk young people. Young people at risk who access Links to Learning are provided with learning opportunities and support services to assist them to remain in or re-engage with, education, training or transition to employment.

YWCA NSW Links to Learning Program is delivered to Year 9 students (aged 14-15 years old) in four local high schools and a transition program for students in Year 6 at three primary schools.  YWCA NSW provides an innovative program with a range of activities such as video production, food preparation, and poetry workshops as well as life skills activities aiming to improve a young person’s wellbeing. Life skills include self-esteem building, budgeting/ literacy/ numeracy, and health awareness workshops.

Ngalingah Mijung Dubais (Our Happy Women) - Lismore

Ngalingah Mijung Dubais (Our Happy Women) - Lismore

The Ngalingah Mijung Dubais program is led by a YWCA NSW Cultural Engagement Officer. The program increases education, employment and further training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Lismore area by engaging them in a prevocational course to develop necessary skills to enter the workforce.

To find out more about any of our programs and services, please contact our head office: info@ywcansw.com.au