“St Joseph’s College Geelong developed a relationship with the Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation in 2011 through agreeing to provide academic scholarships to the boys involved in the program. The St Joseph’s student body has been exposed to traditional Aboriginal culture through the presence of the boys in the school. The overall result has been a positive culture change at St Joseph’s and a strengthening of our Indigenous focus across the school”.
“The Aboriginal boys have also benefited greatly by attending school at St Joseph’s College and living in the Geelong community. Their numeracy and literacy levels have improved dramatically and they have had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities that would have otherwise not been possible. The boys have also fully immersed themselves in the Geelong community predominantly through their traditional music and sport”.
“St Joseph’s College is committed to the Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation and the work undertaken by Cameron Begg and Melissa Patterson to make the program successful. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the foundation into the future”.