Indigenous Stakeholder Outcomes
The Yalga-binbi Institute for Community Development (YBI) now comprises a new and improved Environmental Marine Training Centre with an Alternative School for the delivery of high-quality training and community development opportunities for at-risk youth in a secure, self-contained environment. YBI has been working within the community for over 20 years to develop programs and training opportunities that promote positive social transformation and help empower the Indigenous community to build better, healthier, and stronger communities.
Since 2018 an estimated 400 people have enrolled in their courses covering Conservation and Land Management, Marine Compliance, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, and Office Administration on site, and an outreach training program is being run for local prison inmates to retrain ahead of release. We are honoured to have built upon our partnership with YBI to fund these developments and are eager to support the outcomes for youth to learn and prosper in the long term.