'building communities' capacity through empowerment, healing and leadership.'
NATIONAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
Building communities' capacity through empowerment and strengthening
cultural, social and emotional wellbeing.
Malcolm Peckham: Toomelah, NSW
Mal is currently employed by Joblinkplus in Toomelah and has come on board with the National Empowerment Project as a Community Consultant Co-Researcher. He is a father of six and is a member of several local boards, including, Toomelah Co-Operative and Dandaloo Corporation. Mal is also involved in coaching rugby league.
Glynis McGrady: Toomelah, NSW
Glynis McGrady is a strong Murri Woman and a daughter of the Goomeroi Nation. Glynis come’s from and has lived in Toomelah all of her Life. Glynis’s mob come from Eurabe – Old Toomelah, in the North Western Area of NSW and are the keepers of Boobera Lagoon, the resting Place of the Rainbow Serpent. Glynis come’s from a big family. She and her partner Jack have 5 children Glynis works in Toomelah, managing Dandaloo Gayngil Aboriginal Corporation, a Child Care Centre and provides administrative assistance to the Goomeroi Elders Aboriginal Corporation Toomelah group. Glynis has been involved in many community projects aspiring to improve living and social conditions in Toomelah. Glynis says that she has tried long and hard to establish capacity building projects and a healing centre to assist her people to overcome the emotional traumas of the past and present. Glynis’s community strives to heal their spirit and establish a community that is culturally safe. Glynis involvement in the Project gives hope and will enable Toomelah to move forward and help her community to set up immediate and long term programs that meets the needs of her people.