Education is the key to succeed
My name is Kayla Richardson-Weaver. I am a 22 year old woman from Far North Queensland. I am a descendant of Djabugay and Kuku Yalanji tribes. I live in Kuranda (a small community 25km north west of Cairns nestled amongst the rainforest). I am in my final year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (Batchelor, Northern Territory). I have also been awarded the Queensland Government "Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship" for aspiring Indigenous teachers and have been a participant of the Oxfam's: 'Straight Talk; Indigenous Women's Forum'.
I hope to teach in Indigenous Communities once I am qualified. I would like to create Indigenous Educational resources to help our children to succeed in their schooling. I am very committed to the 'both-ways' teaching philosophy (Corporating Western & Indigenous knowledges) and will implement this in my classroom. I hope to further my education in the near future by possibly attaining my masters in education and I would also like to study the Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies). I value my culture and my people. I want to see our mob receive a proper education from Indigenous educators. Education is the key to succeed.