MADALAH is a not-for-profit organization based in Western Australia that aims to provide Indigenous youth with the educational opportunities they need to succeed in life and make a positive contribution to their communities. MADALAH partners with schools to provide scholarships for Indigenous students to attend school and further their education.
The partnership between MADALAH and schools typically involves the following steps:
- Identifying schools:
MADALAH identifies schools that have a significant Indigenous student population and are committed to providing quality education to Indigenous students.
- Selecting students:
MADALAH works with schools to identify Indigenous students who are committed to their education and who may not have the financial means to continue their studies.
- Scholarship application:
The identified students are invited to apply for a MADALAH scholarship.
- Selection process:
MADALAH selects scholarship recipients based on a range of criteria, including academic potential, financial need, and personal circumstances.
- Providing scholarships:
MADALAH provides scholarships to Indigenous students to cover the cost of tuition fees, uniforms, books, and other necessary educational expenses. This helps to remove financial barriers that may prevent Indigenous students from accessing education.
- Support and mentoring:
MADALAH provides ongoing support and mentoring to scholarship recipients throughout their schooling journey. This includes regular contact with MADALAH staff, tutoring and academic support, and access to other resources such as counselling and career advice. The aim is to enable students to succeed academically and personally. MADALAH works to provide scholarship recipients with access to a range of opportunities, such as work experience placements, cultural events, and leadership development programs.
- Monitoring progress:
MADALAH works closely with schools to monitor the progress of scholarship recipients and ensure that they are meeting their academic and personal goals and have access to the support they need to succeed.