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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bridging the Gap has the health and safety of our participants as our priority, and therefore has temporarily suspended this pilot project until further notice.
Moorditj Mia Mia
The pilot project Moorditj Mia Mia, meaning ‘Solid Hut’ commenced in October 2019.
The pilot, funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency, delivers basic construction skills, employability skills, LLN skills and sustainable employment for 36 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disabilities over a 12 month period.
Participants will build 36 cubby houses over the 12 month period in an outdoor hands on learning environment. The project will cater for varying skills levels in basic woodworking and construction where LLN will naturally form a part of the training.
Soft skills, employability skills and job search skill will be embedded into the project so that the overall objective of sustainable employment or business enterprise will be achieved.
Participants will have improved psychological and overall well being, confidence, a purpose, tools for daily living and coping and vocations skills with practical outcomes of sustainable employment or a business enterprise.
An integral part of the project start up will be linking with construction companies contracted by the Department of Housing to discuss their diversity and inclusion goals (which would form part of their contractual commitments to the Department) and assisting them fulfil these obligations via this project.
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