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Balunu Foundation

 

Description

The Balunu Foundation (Balunu) is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated, not for profit, charity based in Darwin in the Northern Territory. Balunu seeks to break the cycle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by providing a range of culturally safe and appropriate healing programs for at risk young people. A holistic approach is used to address the social challenges faced by Indigenous young people.

Strategies included in these programs are:

Balunu aims to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to choose positive pathways for their future and to increase their confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. Coaching and mentoring support are provided in conjunction with employment opportunities through experiential learning and 'on the job' training.

Abstract adapted from Balunu Foundation

Contacts

David Cole
Founder
Balunu Foundation
6/18 Caryota Court
Coconut Grove
PO Box 40798
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8985 4400

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Last updated: 6 May 2014
 
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