The NPYWC Youth Service is about to embark on a new program, Iwara (path / track) aimed at assisting young people to gain meaningful employment in their community through the love of sport.

Iwara is a partnership with AFL NT, Softball NT, Tafe SA and CDU that will offer qualifications in Community Services and Sport & Recreation at completion.

Iwara participants will be mentored by an Anangu Employment Officer (AEPO) from the NPYWC Youth Service throughout their journey.  The AEPO will also work with the trainees at the end of the program to identify ongoing work with youth programs and agencies across Central Australia.

Iwara is a 7 month program that will include three months of immersion into softball and football; trainees will learn foundational work skills related to these sports before heading back to communities and implementing their new abilities and key learnings. .

The program is a part of the NPYWC Youth Service’s broader commitment to Anangu employment and assisting Anangu to live well in both worlds.

If you know of a young person who would be an excellent fit for Iwara or want more information on the project, please contact Brett Toll at youth.asstmgr@npywc.org.au

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