Words and images by Mia Haseldine
In March, there was a gathering of UniSA College graduates in Ceduna. Three Alumnis from the Aboriginal Pathway Program (APP) held a promotional stall for the APP and enjoyed a picnic lunch.
The Alumni and their families enjoyed the afternoon on Ceduna foreshore, some of them stayed until sunset (see the beautiful picture below). The day was a ected by 36 degree weather, winds and travel as most alumnis now live away from Ceduna. The children enjoyed swimming while the previous students relaxed and shared their stories with each other about their current studies and plans.
The public was very inquisitive of the stall and expressed interest into the program. Freebies such as water bottles, hats, pens, diaries and notepads were given away. The Aboriginal Pathway Program is a 18-month program which helps develop academic, literacy,
digital and numerical skills, whilst increasing students’ knowledge in Aboriginal culture, wellbeing, the community and the environment.
This event was the first Alumni gathering for the Aboriginal Pathway Program and the hope is that it will only grow. As more students become graduates and step into university life, we hope they will stay connected and share their journeys.
(PS – Luckily the event was squeezed in before the COVID restrictions crept in)