January 26th – a day for remembrance, reflection and a celebration of survival.

NASCA joined a crowd of around 35,000 people at Yabun Festival in Victoria Park and engaged with the community to let them know what we’ll be up to this year and how they can get involved.

Our team of staff and volunteers love being involved with Yabun and have so much fun year after year. It’s especially rewarding to sit down and have a yarn with our local kids at such a significant event that celebrates and embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture on Gadigal land.


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This year, we replicated our Girls Club program from our visits to the Northern Territory, with beading and nail painting (red, black and yellow were the colours of choice – of course!) We also had lots of visitors to our stall signing up as volunteers for our programs in Western Sydney, South Sydney, Dubbo and the Northern Territory, and these were just some of the highlights from the day.

As supporters of the #changethedate movement, we’d like to thank LUSH Australia for their support in sponsoring our stall and providing everything we needed to engage with community members. The Sydney Swans also provided our Twitter giveaway with a fantastic piece of framed memorabilia.

With the recruitment process for volunteers at our next NT Program trip well underway, we’re looking forward to sharing more great stories about our young people, supporters, schools and communities throughout the year.

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