Young Doctors in the National Capital

Gouther doctors at work

Some Gouther Doctors at work

In the foothills of the beautiful Namadgi Ranges south of Canberra, sixteen Young Doctors are in training.

“The social and health problems that impact on the lives of Indigenous families and children are not confined to the remote Northern Territory but are very real right in the urban heart of our nation,” according to the project Manager, Karen Parter, a Kalkadoon woman from Mt Isa.

Working with project leader Daniel Greene, an Alyawarra man from Utopia in the NT, and supported by Mel Bulger, a Brungle woman from Tumut, they have exciting things planned and are working closely with the Namadgi PS to make a real contribution to improving student engagement and empowerment.

The project is generously supported by The Smith Family, The Funding Network and the Aspen Foundation. Plans are in train to start more Young Doctor projects in the ACT.

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