Rickalea Dhurrkay has joined Marrma’ Rom Foundation in 2020. She is from the community Elcho Island or Galiwin’ku in the NT. Rickalea’s favourite subjects at school are English and Maths. She has entered Year 10 at Belmont High School. She also has a great interest in sport, particularly AFLW. She has already commenced training with St. Joseph’s Football Club along with the other participants.
Rickalea’s goal for the future is to one day become captain of a football team, something she can achieve with persistence, dedication and pure hard work. She would also like to finish school and then study to be a health worker. Rickalea wants to get a good education so she can then get a good job so she can earn good money to support her family.
Latavia Yakutja is from Milingimbi, our first ever student from this remote community. She has entered Year 10 at Belmont High School. Her interests are netball and basketball but has also shown a love for football and has starting training with the St. Joseph’s Womens Football club with the other girls.
Her favourite subjects at school are English and EAL (English as an additional language).
Latavia’s goal for 2020 is to play netball and also to learn to drive a car. Her future dream is to finish school, get a good education and then study to become a Police Woman.
Lilila joined Marrma’ Rom Foundation this year. Lilila is from Elcho Island, but also stays with Malka and her mum Julie in Darwin most of the time. Lililia, or Lili, has entered Year 9 with Malka and has made a great start to her school life here and also her home life. Lili has already shown great leadership potential and is very independent at home and at school.
Lili’s favourite subjects at school are English and Maths. Her goal this year is to become more independent which is fantastic as she already displays great independence so we can’t wait to see her after 1 year in the program. Her long term goal is to finish school and get ready to work in a great career.
Lili loves playing football and soccer and will join the St. Joseph’s Football Womens AFLW team along with the other girls.
Malka is the youngest student we have ever taken into our program at the age of 13. Now at 14 years of age, Malka successfully completed Year 8 this year and has made a great start to Year 9 in 2020. Malka is from Elcho Island (Galiwin’ku) in North East Arnhem Land, although she has lived in Darwin for the last few years with her family and attended mainstream schooling.
Malka is a talented basketballer and has represented the NT in her age group. She will play football with St. Josephs Women’s U/14 or U/16 side in 2020. In 2019 she was selected to train in a U/14 Geelong Cats Academy which was a highlight for her in 2019.
Malka’s goal for this year is to improve her Maths and History at school. Her dream for the future is to finish Year 12 at Belmont High School and go to University. Let’s hope she is able to achieve that dream.