The presentation to the school’s assembly followed up on a two-year program where Gamarada had been reaching into inner-city schools and helping them reach out to the fathers (and father figures) of Aboriginal children.
Following an intense PaCE/Gamarada scoping report in 2010 identifying the barriers, Gamarada consulted with the Education Department and six inner-city schools to run programs where fathers and father figures could come to the schools and work with the kids on designing street banners with an education/identity theme.
In January this year, during the holiday week of Survival Day, 36 of these banners were displayed in Martin Place, Sydney.
The Glebe Public School presentation saw Ken Zulumovski and John Ogden of Gamarada deliver posters displaying the banners to the assembled students and teachers. Dr Phil Lambert, Director of Education in NSW, was also in attendance.