The KSGAC has grown with our CEO Tania Bin Bakar ensuring we meet our funding obligations according to our contracts and service delivery and we continue our solid relationship with all our funding bodies.
KSGAC is now better organised to carry out its multi facet operations. We have restructured to promote Pauline McKenzie as the Link-Up Team Leader which helps improve the service outcomes in numerous ways.
The programs we run from Link-Up, Redress and Healing Art Workshops have allowed a transparent and fluid exposure of KSGAC to not only funding bodies but also to the public. During one of our education sessions a University of Notre Dame student reflected, “We have learnt more here at KSGAC then anywhere else” This is awesome to hear that KSGAC has naturally built its own special place and profile in the tourism and educational sector.
Our role to support our Stolen Generation members and their descendants continues. In the last 3 months we have made a contribution to the Cox Family for the David and Lena Cox Anniversary family gathering in Beagle Bay. Another heartfelt contribution helped towards assisting the family of the late Maude Bedford. May she Rest in Peace. Our bus carried people from the West Kimberley to Halls Creek to pay their respects.
During a recent trip to Canberra for the Healing Foundations’ “Stolen Generations Reference Committee” meeting, we provided input into the direction needed to give a voice to Stolen Generations people across the country.
For the National Apology for victims and survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse we joined 500 people in Canberra with a delegation of two staff and two clients. In Broome the Attorney General’s Department contributed funding for a private gathering to take place at our office which resulted in a private viewing of the Apology from the Prime Minister of Australia for victims and a healing circle.
The KSGAC has secured another contract to support Redress clients in Broome, Bidyadanga and the Dampier Peninsula over the next 3 years. We have employed a female Redress Suport Officer for cultural appropriateness to assist clients with applications.
The KSGAC Strategic plan is being updated to provide a clear direction to staff, members funding bodies and the community. A strategic plan includes many elements a business can utilize to attract financing and manage company objectives.
KSGAC is growing from strength to strength and the leadership and guidance by the Board Directors solidifies KSGAC as a small successful organisation punching well above its weight, locally, state wide and nationally.
We must continue to guide the organisation and our philosophies in the right direction in the spirit of Stolen Generation elders past and present, living and deceased. Hence, why we exist. I am satisfied that KSGAC is working really well and its achievements, goals and objectives are now seeing fruition.