In July 2022, Zenith RBA partnered with the Clontarf Foundation. Clontarf exist to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem, and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men to equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.
Zenith RBA are thrilled to partner with Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).
MITS is a Year 7-8 transition school on Wurundjeri Country in Richmond, Melbourne, and exists to create pathways to greater opportunity for indigenous students from remote and regional communities in NT and Victoria. Providing board for existing students and Alumni that go onto partner schools for Years 9-12, MITS gives young Indigenous people a 2-year school and boarding program to enable them to confidentially step into great Melbourne schools while remaining culturally strong and connected with their families.
MITS ultimately aims to support and develop their Indigenous students to go on and lead empowered lives full of choice and opportunity
As part of our Indigenous Action Plan, Zenith RBA have supported MITS with their recently completed offices and new boarding house on Church St in Richmond.
Zenith RBA has supported as follows:
- 11 Orbis Workstations for their administration
- 1 x Precinct Ottoman- Willie Weston Durrmu (LB) 'Geo'
- 6 x Chat Stools -Willie Weston Durrmu (KK) 'Terra', Native Seeds 'Olive' and Syaw (Fish net) 'waterlily'
- Various miscellaneous furniture
In addition to the above, one of the MITS Year 11 Alumni students completed two weeks work experience at our Sandringham Factory.
It was also great to have MITS CEO, Ed Tudor in during the year to further educate our staff on the MITS program and the significant life changing outcomes they are achieving for our Indigenous leaders of tomorrow.
For more information please visit- Welcome to MITS | Melbourne Indigenous Transition School