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May 07th 2012 print

Grateful for NASCA?

Anita Heiss: "I am incredibly proud to be part of a thriving organisation and to lend my name and time to NASCA, which is fully governed by an all-Aboriginal board. From what I understand, we are the only organisation in the field who can claim that."


Anita Heiss is the author of Am I Black Enough For You?


Why I’m grateful for NASCA!

by Anita Heiss

On Wednesday I attended the AGM for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) of which I am an (unpaid) board member. I’ve also been a role model attending two ARMtours (Athletes as Role Models tour) to the Northern Territory.

Every meeting I attend at NASCA, which is housed at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern, reminds me of the significant and life-changing work being done for our young people. I am incredibly proud to be part of a thriving organisation and to lend my name and time to NASCA, which is fully governed by an all-Aboriginal board. From what I understand, we are the only organisation in the field who can claim that.

Source: Anita Heiss Blog

Photo: The NASCA board. Source NASCA

 

NASCA video: "NASCA students participate in imodel as part of our Careers and Aspirations Program. It’s a fantastic experience for young female Aboriginal students, supporting them to be proud of their appearance, who they are, and increase their self confidence."