Closing the Gap notches 3 success stories

CLOSING THE GAP SUCCESS STORIES:

Wuyagiba Bush Hub

* Based in southeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory

* Provides "on-country" education for Aboriginal students

* Aimed at developing leadership skills and help participants connect with country

* Acts as university preparation course, with many students going on to study at campuses across Australia

Meekatharra Industry Group

* Formed in 2019 to help a Western Australian town that has dipped in and out of crisis, with high levels of indigenous unemployment and low school attendance rates

* Connects local indigenous people with jobs in the remote mining town

Equine Spirit Healing

* Helps indigenous girls at risk of entering the criminal justice system

* Former prison officer Adrian Feirer rescues unwanted horses and teaches young people how to handle them on the NSW south coast

* Program also geared towards helping build self-esteem, patience and communication skills.