The Johnstone Gumption Sub-Fund, a Sub-Fund of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust provided the grant which enabled the filming of these women whilst they were speaking to First Australian school girls in August 2012.
Val Johnstone was present at the celebratory event to “launch” the web-page. She is seen in the picture with Steff Armstrong and Lin Oke, Weenthunga and Byrony Green, Victorian Women’s Trust.
In the videos nine First Australian women, working in a range of health fields, shared their stories to a group of young women studying year 11 and 12. The students had the privilege to hear about health roles in a way that they could understand. It is hoped that more young women will consider taking on health careers.
We wish to acknowledge and thank these women for sharing their stories. The strength of telling story is a part of Aboriginal culture.
We are very appreciative of these women for giving permission to publically share their story for other young First Australians on Weenthunga’s website.
Just click on CAREERS IN HEALTH in the red menu panel and you’ll go straight to the videos.