Travels from: New South Wales
Isaiah Dawe is a Butchulla and Garawa Salt Water Aboriginal man
Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Education Speakers, Inspirational, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Resilience
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Isaiah grew up within the foster care system in New South Wales from the age of 2 months old until he was 18 years, and whilst growing up with disadvantaged daily and having no contact with his biological family he went through 17 different placements.
Isaiah used his negative experiences for a positive and founded the first Aboriginal mentoring organisation to support Aboriginal youth in Out of Home Care, it is a not-for-profit organisation called ID. Know Yourself, their mission is to break the inter generational trauma and disadvantaged by establishing belonging, discovering purpose and empowering positive choices.
ID. Know Yourself is funded by the NSW Government ‘Department of Communities and Justice’ and amazing corporate sponsors and community donations to provide the impact and support their young kids need.
”We make sure these young people become strong and proud in their rich Aboriginal cultural identity and to support them in establishing their gifts in the world and focus on their strengths in breaking the cycle!”